Arson charge over Bishop Auckland probation office fire

A man has been charged after a probation office in County Durham was destroyed by fire.

Fire crews were called to the building in Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, on Saturday night.

They spent more than an hour tackling the fire, which gutted the ground floor of the premises.

The 20-year-old, from the Eldon area, has been charged with arson will appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court later.

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