Whitehawk man charged with arson

Posted On 31 Jul 2010 at 6:31 pm

A man has been charged after three arson attacks in Whitehawk on Thursday, according to Sussex Police.

Jason Malcolm Aldridge, 23, of Findon Road, Whitehawk, has been charged with three counts of arson and one of using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The fires all occurred at about 4pm in the Whitehawk Way area of Brighton.

Two were in bins at Hurstwood and Westham and one in a bin at the rear of the local youth centre.

The fires were all minor and no lives were endangered.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended to put out all three.

Aldridge was due to appear before Brighton magistrates earlier today.

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