Man charged with arson after town centre fire

The scene of the fire

The scene of the fire

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A MAN will appear in court tomorrow charged with arson.

Simon Folkard, 39, is accused of starting a fire in a St Peter Street flat on December 13.

The blaze caused between £5-10,000 of damage and he is charged with arson with intent/reckless as to whether life was endangered.

Folkard, of no fixed address, will appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

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