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Man charged with arson appears in court after fire in Gidea Park flats

PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 05 July 2018

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A man has been charged with arson following a fire in a block of flats in Gidea Park.

Kieran Marsh, 27, from Southend Arterial Road was charged with arson with intent to endanger life and possession of an offensive weapon.

He appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on June 26 and was remanded in custody.

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Lucas Court, Southend Arterial Road at 11.15pm on Sunday, June 24.

Residents had left the building before firefighters arrived.

Police officers and fire engines from Hainault, Brentwood and Barking attended the scene.

Mr Marsh will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 25.

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