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Redcar fire: court appearance

House fire in Charlotte Street, Redcar. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 44 year old man has appeared before magistrates on Teesside today (April 23) charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Two fire engines were called to a house fire in Redcar in Charlotte Street on Monday. No one was injured.

He is due to appear next at Teesside Crown Court on the 7th May.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after house fire

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Gateshead.

A 53-year-old man suffered serious burns and died in hospital this morning, after the fire at a property on Redemarsh at around 6.30pm yesterday.

A 45-year-old man is being questioned by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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