Man charged with arson following ferry fire

Police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a fire started on a North Sea ferry on Saturday night.

Boden George Hughes of Fulwell Road in Sunderland has been charged with arson reckless to endangering life - and affray.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before North Tyneside magistrates tomorrow morning (December 31).

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Ferry fire rescue

A man has been charged with arson after a fire on board a ferry in the North Sea.