Darlington man charged for attempted murder after fire

Geneva Stores The fire broke out in the flat above the shop

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.

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