Man charged with flat arson

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A MAN has been charged with arson following a fire at a block of flats.

Hakki Dagdelen is accused of arson recklessly endangering life following the blaze at a flat in Forbes Terrace, Washington Road, Buckland, Portsmouth.

Eight flats in the block were evacuated but luckily no-one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at about 1am on Monday.

Firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service managed to contain the fire to the flat and put the blaze out.

Dagdelen, who is also from Washington Road, Buckland, was later arrested and appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday.