Attempted murder charge after Ferryhill blaze

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a fire in County Durham.

One man suffered serious burns in the blaze at the property in Magdalene Place, Ferryhill, at about 22:30 BST on 29 July.

A 27-year-old from Sunderland is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.

Durham Police previously said they were treating the fire as arson.

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