Accused Surrey arsonist to stand trial for pub fire

Bradley Antrobus charged in 2010 Tidewaters Pub blaze in North Delta.

Bradley Thomas Antrobus has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the 2010 fire that destroyed the Tidewaters Pub in North Delta.

A Surrey man charged with setting the fire that destroyed Delta’s Tidewaters Pub & Grill last year has been ordered to stand trial.

Bradley Thomas Antrobus, who has a lengthy criminal record, was charged with one count of arson and one count of break and enter two months after the May 28, 2010 blaze.

Antrobus’s trial was ordered after a preliminary hearing of the evidence in Surrey Provincial Court that concluded Monday (Oct. 17).

The pub’s claim to fame was its use in the 1988 Oscar-winning movie The Accused. Then known as the Sidetrack Pub, the location was used as the scene of a sexual assault on a woman, depicted by Jodie Foster, who won several acting awards for her character’s portrayal.

The early morning fire at the Tidewaters was so intense firefighters were unable to enter the pub, but they were able to keep the fire from spreading to an adjacent beer and wine store.

Antrobus is currently in custody and is also charged with unlawful confinement, robbery, assault and uttering threats in connection with a separate April 2010 incident in Surrey.

Following another, 2008 arrest in Richmond for carrying a sawed-off rifle, small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine and break-in tools while on probation, police described Antrobus as a “prolific offender.”

In 2006, he made two most-wanted lists: as one of the top five sought by Surrey RCMP, and as one of the 10-most-wanted by the Integrated Municipal Auto Crime Team (IMPACT).

His next court date in connection to the Delta fire is scheduled for Nov. 24.

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