A MAN has appeared in court in connection with an arson in Redditch.

David Hyett, aged 29, of Adlington Close, appeared before Kidderminster magistrates last week charged with arson with intent to endanger life or being reckless as to whether life would be endangered.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown court on June 2.

The fire happened at a terraced house in Dilwyn Close, Matchborough, on Saturday, February 22.

Neighbours were alerted by a large bang and started to tackle the blaze themselves before the arrival of the fire service.

Although the window was burned out, the flames did not spread and inside there was mainly smoke damage.