A man accused of throwing ‘petrol’ at the offices of a global pharmaceutical firm will stand trial in December.

Daniel Matyi, 30, is said by prosecutors to have thrown the accelerant towards the doors and front windows of the offices of Ipsen Biosciences Ltd in Park Drive, Milton, on May 8. The incident was allegedly interrupted by a security guard in the building.

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At Oxford Crown Court on Thursday, Matyi, of Wessex Road, Didcot, pleaded not guilty to attempted arson and attempted criminal damage to the building.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC fixed the trial for December 12. The case is expected to last at least four days.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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