‘Crazy’ hole-in-one, London building fire, golf club gov’t ‘has been contacted’

Some were evacuated from the complex near Nine Elms, minutes away from the Thames River and close to the Houses of Parliament. A golf club clubhouse in central London sustained more than $100,000 in…

'Crazy' hole-in-one, London building fire, golf club gov't 'has been contacted'

Some were evacuated from the complex near Nine Elms, minutes away from the Thames River and close to the Houses of Parliament.

A golf club clubhouse in central London sustained more than $100,000 in damage after a fire started by an employee.

The 26-year-old employee, who has not been named, is now facing charges of malicious damage by fire and of possessing an incendiary substance.

It is understood that the employee was a member of the club and thought the premises were not accessible to the public. He started the fire in an attempt to make it look like a robbery.

The fire was first reported at 3.55 a.m. on Wednesday. The Open Trust, which oversees the 22-hole Dawson Golf Club, said the damage to the clubhouse was approximately $80,000 and that offices and flats were also damaged.

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