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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North Sea ferry fire

Seven people were airlifted to hospital after a fire aboard a North Sea ferry.