Man charged with Bedford arson

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A 44-year-old man has been charged with arson, after a fire at a flat in a multi-occupancy building on St Peter’s Street on Sunday (May 20).

Jack Ruben Smith, of St Peter’s Street, Bedford, was arrested on Sunday and charged on Monday in relation to the incident which took place.

He appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and has been remanded in custody pending a future court appearance.