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Fire at Lowestoft Flats

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A 24-year-old man has been charged by police, in connection with a fire in north Lowestoft this week.

Emergency services were called to a block of flats in Chapel Street, shortly before 10 o’clock on Monday evening – 9th August.

The fire caused damage to the building and the electrics – and meant residents had to be evacuated – but were allowed back into their homes shortly, some three hours later.

No one was injured in the fire – in which Lee Lawrence of Jacobs Street in the town, later charged with arson with intent to endanger life – and in possession of a Class C drug.

Following a number of enquiries, officers arrested  Lee Lawrence, 24, of Jacobs Street inh Suffolk town,  was then charged.

He appeared before Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 11th August, where he was remanded until a next hearing to be held on Wednesday 8th September.

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