Hereford & Worcester

Redditch house fire: Man arrested on suspicion of arson

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Worcestershire.

Police were called to a semi-detached house in Bridley Moor Road in Batchley, Redditch at about 21:15 BST on Sunday where they found fire in the kitchen.

No-one was inside the house at the time and the fire service brought the fire under control shortly afterwards, West Mercia Police said.

A 30-year-old man arrested at the scene remains in custody.

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