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Daniel Watkins charged with double murder bid

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Image caption Police said the fire was at a house in Chapel House Lane in Cradley

A man has been charged with attempting to murder a woman and a six-year-old girl following a fire in the Black Country.

Daniel Watkins, from Alcester, Warwickshire, has been charged in connection with a fire in Cradley in the early hours of Friday.

The girl and the woman, aged 34, were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke, police said.

Mr Watkins, 34, from Smiths Close, has appeared before Dudley magistrates.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 4 July.

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