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Man attempts to set holding cell on fire

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A man who was in custody at the Central Police Station, Kingstown, attempted to light the cell on fire on Friday, January 7.{{more}}

Kenny Dick of Old Montrose was expected to appear at the Kingstown Magistrates Court yesterday, on charges of attempted arson.

Police confirmed that while Dick was in the cell, he lit his T-shirt and placed it on the bars of the cell. Another prisoner who was stationed in the cell alerted police officers and the fire was brought under control.

Police say they still do not know how the prisoner got matches into the cell.

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