Man from Oswaldtwistle charged with arson

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A man has been charged by police in connection with an arson investigation in Oswaldtwistle.

Officers were called by the fire service at around 5.10pm on May 15th to a report of a suspicious fire at an address on Queens Street.

After investigation, a man was arrested following the incident, which resulted in the evacuation of vulnerable residents from neighbouring properties.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service Anthony Dickinson, 53, of Oswaldtwistle, was charged with arson - reckless as to whether life was endangered.

He was remanded to appear at Burnley Combined Court on June 11th.

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