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Man charged over two Southampton hotel fires

Premier Inn, Southampton
Image caption The second fire was at Premier Inn, Six Dials, in Southampton on Friday

A man has been charged with arson after fires at two Southampton city centre hotels.

Colin Clarke, 36, of no fixed abode, has been charged with two counts of arson with intent, one count of arson and one count of attempted arson.

The charges follow a fire at Jury's Inn hotel in Charlotte Place on Thursday and another at Premier Inn, Six Dials, on Friday.

He is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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