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Man charged after burglary and arson at the same Clifton flat

• The victim managed to remove his burnt clothing from the flat and put the fire out.

A suspect has been charged and remanded in custody after officers quickly responded to reports of an alleged burglary and an arson at the same flat.

Police were called to Appleton Close in Clifton on the morning of 31 August 2021 after a man reported his phone had been stolen and clothes in his bedroom had been set on fire.

The victim managed to remove his burnt clothing from the flat and put the fire out. He suffered minor injuries. No damage was caused in the flat.

Officers searched the area and arrested a man later that morning in connection with the incidents.

Wayne Haywood, aged 36, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (2 September 2021) charged with burglary and arson with intent to endanger life. He was remanded in custody and will next appear at  Nottingham Crown Court on 13 September 2021.

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Detective Constable Louise Turton, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Fires within people’s homes can have devastating consequences which is why we treat reports with such seriousness.

“We understand the significant impact burglary can have on victims. Burglaries are an unacceptable invasion of peoples’ homes where should be able to feel their safest.

“That is why burglary is a priority for Nottinghamshire Police, with dedicated burglary teams focused on tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county. Members of the public can have faith that reports will be investigated and we will relentlessly pursue individuals believed to be responsible for these sort of upsetting crimes.”

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