Man in court after vehicle fires in Warwick and Leamington

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A 21-year-old man has appeared in court facing 12 charges, including two of arson with intent, following vehicle fires in Warwick and Leamington last weekend.

Tom Michael Weedon, of no fixed abode, appeared at Leamington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday having been charged with one count of attempted robbery, three counts of possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place, two counts of robbery, two counts of arson with intent/reckless as to whether life was endangered, one count of criminal damage to property valued under £5,000, one count of burglary other than dwelling - theft, one count of harassment and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.

These relate to a number of dates between November 2015 and April 3 2016.

The first charge of arson with intent/reckless as to whether life was endangered is in connection with a fire involving two vehicles which took place Chase Meadow, Warwick, on Saturday April 2.

The second is in connection with a vehicle fire in Leamington on the same day.

Mr Wheedon has been remanded in custody until May 5 when he will appear at Warwick Crown Court, sitting at Leamington.