Teenager charged with arson on Shrewsbury estate

Detectives investigating a series of suspected arson attacks on a Shrewsbury estate have charged a man with arson at one of the properties.

The 18-year-old was arrested this morning (23 December) at an address in Shrewsbury.
He has been interviewed and was this evening charged with arson at a house in Reedham Road, on the Herongate Estate, at about 11pm on Wednesday 1 December.

He will be remanded in custody overnight and is due to appear before Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning (24 December).

Investigations into a number of previous incidents of suspected arson in the area are ongoing at this stage.

Press release courtesy of West Mercia Police.

24th December, 2010