A man has been charged with arson following a fire in Worthing.
Emergency services were called to a car fire in Ringmer Road around 4.50am on Sunday (10 December). The vehicle was parked on a driveway and the fire had also started to spread towards the house.
Officers attended and arrested Luke Styles, 35, of Ringmer Road, Worthing who was later charged with arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered, common assault of an emergency worker and criminal damage.
Styles appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 11 December.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Monday, 8 January 2024 for a plea hearing.
Investigation Supervisor Perry Humphreys said: “We would like to speak to any witnesses, or anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area around this time. We’d also like to hear from anyone who may have captured any relevant CCTV or doorbell camera footage.
"We thank the swift actions from West Sussex Fire Brigade who responded and extinguished the fire promptly stopping further damage being caused.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 195 of 10/12.