Pictured: Man charged with setting fire to cabin on North Sea ferry

Boden Hughes leaving court. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

26-year-old Boden George Hughes appeared before North Tyneside magistrates charged with committing arson with intent in that 'he damaged by fire cabin 568 of the King Seaways DFDS ferry to the value of approximately £815,000'.

The charge also stated that Hughes allegedly intended 'to destroy property or damage by recklessness as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged and intending by the damage to endanger the life of another'.


North Sea ferry fire

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