Sussex

Man, 31, charged over Hove flat arson

A 31-year-old man has been charged with arson following a fire at a property in Hove.

Residents had to be evacuated temporarily from Goldstone Villas following the blaze in a basement flat just before 16:00 BST on Monday.

Sussex Police said firefighters extinguished the flames at about 16:40 BST and a local man arrested at the scene was charged with arson.

The 31-year-old was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

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