A man has been charged with attempted murder following an investigation into a fire last year.

On 10.05am on May 23, 2023, emergency services received a report of a fire at a premises on Stamfordham Road, in the Westerhope area of Newcastle.

Officers and emergency services attended the scene and four people were taken to hospital.

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All four people have since been discharged and a full investigation into the cause of the fire was launched.

Today (Wednesday, April 3), Dilovan Sindi, 39, of Sulgrave Road, Washington, was charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life.

He was due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court today (March 3).