Man will appear in court after flat fire

A man has been charged after a couple and two children were trapped in a flat fire.

Wednesday, 14th June 2017, 4:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 9:39 am
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

The emergency services were called to Milton Close in Atherton at 12.50am on Thursday, June 1 after a blaze broke out.

A man, woman and her two children were rescued from the building by firefighters.

Christopher Hellam, 26, of Water Street, Atherton, has been charged with malicious communications.

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He was bailed to appear at Wigan And Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 21.

Police said a 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson had been released under investigation.