London

Suspect charged in stabbings now accused of arson

A 20-year-old London man who is facing charges related to two stabbings and an attempted car theft on Oct. 25, 2019 is now accused of setting fire to a garage on the same night.

The alleged incidents took place in north London on Oct. 25

Police have charged a 20-year-old London man with arson-related charges after an alleged crime spree on the night of Oct. 25, 2019. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

A 20-year-old London man who is facing charges related to two stabbing incidents and an attempted car theft on Oct. 25, is now accused of setting fire to a garage on the same night.

London police say emergency crews were called to an address on Cheapside Street near St. George Street at about 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 25 for a garage fire.

While the fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters, damage is pegged at $80,000.

Police say a 20-year-old London man is facing charges of breaking and entering to commit arson and arson with disregard for human life.

Earlier that night, the same suspect allegedly stabbed two people and attempted to steal a vehicle.

Police say the first incident happened at a business in the area of Adelaide and Huron streets at about 6:20 p.m. when a suspect allegedly approached a man, stabbed him, and then fled on foot. At about 6:35 p.m., a suspect allegedly entered a residence near Belfield Street and Norwood Avenue, less than one kilometre away, stabbed the resident and fled.

At about 7:05 p.m., police say the suspect attempted to steal a vehicle near Adelaide and Huron streets, then fled eastbound on foot.

He was arrested early Saturday morning and is facing a slew of charges in relation to the alleged incidents.

The suspect is expected to appear in court in relation to the latest charges on Nov. 14.