Hereford & Worcester

Man charged over fire at Redditch block of flats

A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a block of flats.

The blaze on Winslow Close, Redditch, on Saturday caused between and 50 and 60 residents to be evacuated.

A small number of people were treated at the scene and one person needed treatment in hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation, police said.

The 25-year-old man, who was arrested on Saturday, was remanded in custody by Worcester magistrates.

He is due to appear at Worcester Crown Court on 19 January.

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