Dorset

Inmate to face charge over Guys Marsh prison fire

Guys Marsh prison
Image caption The blaze caused damage to the Shaftesbury site

An inmate is to face a charge of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire on the roof of a prison.

The blaze at HMP Guys Marsh, near Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10 March forced the evacuation of 64 prisoners.

Dorset Police said the 29-year-old is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on 22 May.

One prisoner was brought down from the roof during the incident.

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