Teen arrested after passengers forced to flee burning bus in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: Arrest made: Police arrested the suspect at his home address Arrest made: Police arrested the suspect at his home address

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of starting a bus fire.

The blaze, which caused £50,000 worth of damage, was started on the top deck of a 154 bus as it travelled through Sutton.

The fire raged at the back of the double-decker as four passengers were coming up the stairs on Saturday May 3.

Ten other commuters were downstairs at the time, including a disabled person on crutches.

A 16-year-old male was taken in by police on Thursday May 29.

The fire was started as the bus travelled from the Roundshaw Estate to Wallington Town Centre.

Police were called at 08:30am as fire fighters from London Fire Brigade tackled the blaze.

The teenager, who cannot be named, was arrested at his home address and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The bus has been taken out of service.

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3:40pm Sat 31 May 14

alroutemaster says...

Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.
Roundshaw Estate? Say no more. alroutemaster
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3:55pm Sat 31 May 14

Binsanity says...

alroutemaster wrote:
Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.
Your comment is about as unreal as it gets. Regardless of whether he was travelling through, from or via Roundshaw what gives you the right to criticize anyone from that area. I wonder which ivory tower you hang from, or should be hanging from. How dare you make such a comment. My other remarks are not printable. You D...K
[quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.[/p][/quote]Your comment is about as unreal as it gets. Regardless of whether he was travelling through, from or via Roundshaw what gives you the right to criticize anyone from that area. I wonder which ivory tower you hang from, or should be hanging from. How dare you make such a comment. My other remarks are not printable. You D...K Binsanity
  • Score: -3

4:27pm Sat 31 May 14

alroutemaster says...

Binsanity wrote:
alroutemaster wrote:
Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.
Your comment is about as unreal as it gets. Regardless of whether he was travelling through, from or via Roundshaw what gives you the right to criticize anyone from that area. I wonder which ivory tower you hang from, or should be hanging from. How dare you make such a comment. My other remarks are not printable. You D...K
Binsanity: I have the right to say that because I once had the misfortune to have travelled through that area, and I have to say that I am lucky to have survived to the age I am. It may have changed for the better over the years, but at the end of the day, social housing will always remain one of the areas where the most anti social of society are housed.
[quote][p][bold]Binsanity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.[/p][/quote]Your comment is about as unreal as it gets. Regardless of whether he was travelling through, from or via Roundshaw what gives you the right to criticize anyone from that area. I wonder which ivory tower you hang from, or should be hanging from. How dare you make such a comment. My other remarks are not printable. You D...K[/p][/quote]Binsanity: I have the right to say that because I once had the misfortune to have travelled through that area, and I have to say that I am lucky to have survived to the age I am. It may have changed for the better over the years, but at the end of the day, social housing will always remain one of the areas where the most anti social of society are housed. alroutemaster
  • Score: 14

4:44pm Sat 31 May 14

Binsanity says...

alroutemaster wrote:
Binsanity wrote:
alroutemaster wrote:
Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.
Your comment is about as unreal as it gets. Regardless of whether he was travelling through, from or via Roundshaw what gives you the right to criticize anyone from that area. I wonder which ivory tower you hang from, or should be hanging from. How dare you make such a comment. My other remarks are not printable. You D...K
Binsanity: I have the right to say that because I once had the misfortune to have travelled through that area, and I have to say that I am lucky to have survived to the age I am. It may have changed for the better over the years, but at the end of the day, social housing will always remain one of the areas where the most anti social of society are housed.
I am sorry that we have to disagree. My point is that not all the community on Roundshaw deserves your derision. I do agree that certain areas have their related problems but to tarnish Roundshaw particularly, as you have, is not really on. I know Roundshaw and there are good people living there who don't deserve your accolade. We obviously beg to differ but please don't tar the whole estate with the usual brush. Regards, Graham.
[quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Binsanity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: Roundshaw Estate? Say no more.[/p][/quote]Your comment is about as unreal as it gets. Regardless of whether he was travelling through, from or via Roundshaw what gives you the right to criticize anyone from that area. I wonder which ivory tower you hang from, or should be hanging from. How dare you make such a comment. My other remarks are not printable. You D...K[/p][/quote]Binsanity: I have the right to say that because I once had the misfortune to have travelled through that area, and I have to say that I am lucky to have survived to the age I am. It may have changed for the better over the years, but at the end of the day, social housing will always remain one of the areas where the most anti social of society are housed.[/p][/quote]I am sorry that we have to disagree. My point is that not all the community on Roundshaw deserves your derision. I do agree that certain areas have their related problems but to tarnish Roundshaw particularly, as you have, is not really on. I know Roundshaw and there are good people living there who don't deserve your accolade. We obviously beg to differ but please don't tar the whole estate with the usual brush. Regards, Graham. Binsanity
  • Score: 4

6:24pm Sat 31 May 14

alroutemaster says...

Bisanity (Graham): I'm glad you know the modern day Roundshaw and I hope that the people you know are not suffering like the bad old days. Unhappily, a bad reputation lasts longer than a good one, I'll have to revisit to verify your positive comments on the new improved estate! Regards, Rod the Hobbit.
Bisanity (Graham): I'm glad you know the modern day Roundshaw and I hope that the people you know are not suffering like the bad old days. Unhappily, a bad reputation lasts longer than a good one, I'll have to revisit to verify your positive comments on the new improved estate! Regards, Rod the Hobbit. alroutemaster
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Sat 31 May 14

coach77cfc says...

why is it that you think they came from the estate it was travelling through the estate don't tar us all with the same brush you think the estate deserves please
why is it that you think they came from the estate it was travelling through the estate don't tar us all with the same brush you think the estate deserves please coach77cfc
  • Score: -3

12:00am Sun 1 Jun 14

Binsanity says...

alroutemaster wrote:
Bisanity (Graham): I'm glad you know the modern day Roundshaw and I hope that the people you know are not suffering like the bad old days. Unhappily, a bad reputation lasts longer than a good one, I'll have to revisit to verify your positive comments on the new improved estate! Regards, Rod the Hobbit.
Point taken, maybe we should have a wander some time and update.
[quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: Bisanity (Graham): I'm glad you know the modern day Roundshaw and I hope that the people you know are not suffering like the bad old days. Unhappily, a bad reputation lasts longer than a good one, I'll have to revisit to verify your positive comments on the new improved estate! Regards, Rod the Hobbit.[/p][/quote]Point taken, maybe we should have a wander some time and update. Binsanity
  • Score: 7

4:41pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Binsanity says...

alroutemaster wrote:
Bisanity (Graham): I'm glad you know the modern day Roundshaw and I hope that the people you know are not suffering like the bad old days. Unhappily, a bad reputation lasts longer than a good one, I'll have to revisit to verify your positive comments on the new improved estate! Regards, Rod the Hobbit.
Yes it used to have a terrible rep. It has changed somewhat but as you quite rightly say, old opionions sadly stick. Roundshaw residents have moved on from this stigma and deserve our credit for doing so. Kindest.
[quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: Bisanity (Graham): I'm glad you know the modern day Roundshaw and I hope that the people you know are not suffering like the bad old days. Unhappily, a bad reputation lasts longer than a good one, I'll have to revisit to verify your positive comments on the new improved estate! Regards, Rod the Hobbit.[/p][/quote]Yes it used to have a terrible rep. It has changed somewhat but as you quite rightly say, old opionions sadly stick. Roundshaw residents have moved on from this stigma and deserve our credit for doing so. Kindest. Binsanity
  • Score: 0

10:24am Mon 2 Jun 14

CPN says...

Judging everyone without individual knowledge is always wrong IMO. I could also point out that David Weir and family live on Roundshaw and I have never heard a bad word about him!!
Judging everyone without individual knowledge is always wrong IMO. I could also point out that David Weir and family live on Roundshaw and I have never heard a bad word about him!! CPN
  • Score: 2

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