A man’s today appeared in court charged with setting fire to a police car and threatening to fire bomb a police station.
It happened whilst officers responded to an emergency call in Folkestone at 2am on Saturday 21 March – just two days before the Government put the UK on lockdown.
The officers were dealing with a medical incident whilst 44-year-old Barry Plaister, 44, set fire to their car and made a threat to set fire to a police building, it is alleged.
The police car sustained ‘significant damage’ which meant that the vehicle was written off following the arson attack.
Plaister, of Downs Road, Folkestone, appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 29 April and was remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 1 June.
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