Man charged over Burpham church arson attack

An 18-year-old man has been accused of starting a fire at a church in Surrey.

Hymn books, leaflets, a computer monitor and a chair were set alight at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Burpham in the early hours of 12 May.

A fire extinguisher was also torn off the wall and furniture damaged during the incident.

Surrey Police said the man had been charged with arson and released on bail. He is due to appear at South West Magistrates Court on 26 July.

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