South East Wales

Man's arson charge over Upper Dock Street, Newport fire

Fire crews at the scene in Newport

A man has been charged with arson and burglary following a large fire at a three-storey building in Newport city centre.

About 35 firefighters spent four hours tackling the blaze at the building, which contained a vape shop and offices on Upper Dock Street on 24 August 2017.

Roads were closed and neighbouring buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

The man, 23, is expected to appear at Newport Crown Court on 20 February.

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