Man charged after fire at Gosforth flats

08 May 2017 11:30 AM

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A man has been charged following a fire at a block of flats in Newcastle over the weekend.

At around 8.30am on Sunday (7/5) police received a report of a fire at a block of flats on Haydon Close in Gosforth.

Emergency services attended and the fire service were able to quickly bring the fire under control and contain it to one address.

A number of residents were evacuated whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident but they were able to return to their homes later that morning.

Nobody was injured and none of those evacuated required any medical treatment. There is also no link between this incident and the fire at a church in Whitley Bay on Saturday evening.

An investigation into the incident was launched and a 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

The man, who lives on Haydon Close, Gosforth, has now been charged with arson with intent to be reckless whether life endangered, criminal damage and threatening behaviour.

He will appear before Bedlington Magistrates Court this morning.

If you have any information about the incident you can still contact police on 101 quoting log 308 07/05/17.