Hugh Billington in court over petrol tanker bungalow crash

Fuel tanker crashes into bungalow
Image caption About 30 firefighters attended the blaze, which was brought under control in about an hour

A man has appeared in court accused of crashing a petrol tanker into a bungalow in Dorset.

Hugh Billington, 51, appeared before Weymouth magistrates charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

He is also charged with arson - reckless as to whether life was endangered, assault by beating, dangerous driving and theft.

Mr Billington was arrested on Friday after a tanker crashed into the house in Wool, starting a fire.

Giving his address as "no fixed abode", Mr Billington, a lorry driver, made no application for bail and was remanded in custody to appear at Dorchester Crown Court on 31 January.

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