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Woman charged with arson after Nottingham flat fire

A woman has appeared in court charged with arson after a fire was lit on the sixth floor of a block of flats.

Emergency services were called to the complex, in North Church Street, Nottingham, around 11.50pm on Saturday (1 June).

A fire had started in a bin storage area and spread to damage a total of 10 bins.

Officers studied CCTV of the incident and located a suspect early the following day.

Twenty-one-year-old Anjolizaman Kotha, of North Church Street, has been charged with arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered.

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She appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (3 June) and will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 1 July.

Detective Sergeant Paul Crofts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Thankfully no one was injured due to a quick and efficient response by the emergency services.

“Arson is an extremely serious offence and can have devastating consequences, so I’m pleased our investigations have led to a suspect being charged and placed before magistrates.”

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