Darlington man charged for attempted murder after fire
- 9 August 2014
- From the section Tees
A man has been charged with attempted murder and arson after a fire that left a woman with severe burns.
Durham Police said the 40-year-old man is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.
He is accused of setting fire to his flat above a shop on Geneva Road in Darlington.
A 30-year-old woman who was also in the flat is still in hospital after suffering burns to her head, feet and arms.
Her condition is described as poorly but stable.