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Boy, 13, pleads guilty to torching south London bus

UP IN FLAMES: The 208 bus was left completely gutted after the blaze on Good Friday (March 25)

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has pleaded guilty to torching a bus in Lewisham, south London.

The teenager, who hasn't been named, appeared at Bromley Youth Court yesterday (March 31) accused of arson with intent to endanger life.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Loampit Vale, Lewisham, at around 6pm and found smoke pouring from the roof of the Route 208 bus.

Though there were no reported injuries, extensive damage was caused to the £200,000 bus, which was left gutted by the blaze on Good Friday.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and was remanded in custody for sentencing to a date to be confirmed in April.

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