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'Tree fugitive' accused due in court

  • 15 August 2014
  • From the section London
Suspect on the tree
A man who climbed a tree near Charlton station in south-east London caused Southeastern to halt some of its services trains

A man who was found up a tree by police hunting a suspected burglar in south-east London is due in court later.

Trains through Woolwich and Greenwich were disrupted on Wednesday after the man spent 17 hours up the tree near Charlton station.

Carlton Andre, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with burglary, obstructing the police, obstructing the railway and driving offences.

He will appear at Bexley Magistrates' Court later.

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