Leicester

Man charged with arson in Broughton Astley

A man has been charged with arson after a skip and two cars were set alight in separate incidents in a Leicestershire village.

Firefighters were called at about 1500 GMT on Sunday to find plastic alight inside a skip on Stanier Road in Broughton Astley.

At around 1615 GMT a fire spread to the kitchen of a house in Devitt Way after two vehicles outside were set alight.

Nobody was hurt in either incident. A 23-year-old man was arrested.

Police said he was due to appear in court on Tuesday charged with two counts of arson and taking a car without consent.

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