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Hull Valbon fire: Two men charged with arson

Valbon
Image caption The venue is better known as Pozition, but has been recently re-launched under the name Valbon

Two men have been charged with arson after a fire broke out at a nightclub in Hull.

Fire crews were sent to Valbon, on George Street, at 02:30 GMT on Saturday. About 350 people had to be evacuated but no-one was injured.

The venue, formerly Pozition, was recently re-launched after a major refurbishment.

Humberside Police said the men, both 23, were charged with arson reckless as to whether life was endangered.

Both were remanded in custody and are due to appear before Hull and Holderness Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The nightclub said it would be shut until further notice for repairs.

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