Man charged with arson in Brighton
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Police investigating a series of bin fires in Brighton have charged a man.
Reports were received of bins on fire in central Brighton from 9pm on Sunday (29 November) and 4am on Monday (30 November), in Upper North Street, Oriental Place, St James Street, Dorset Gardens, St James Avenue, Steine Street and Ship Street. Further incidents were reported around 11.30pm on Monday (30 November) in the St James Avenue area.
Fire crews attended and the fires were extinguished. No damage was caused except to the bins themselves and no injuries were reported.
Mark Wilkinson, 48, of Brighton Road, Crawley, has been charged with three counts of arson and remanded to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (2 December).
Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101, quoting 47200205828.