Woman, 27, appears in Coventry Magistrates' charged with arson after 'severe' tower block fire - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Woman, 27, appears in Coventry Magistrates' charged with arson after 'severe' tower block fire

Editorial Correspondent 15th Feb, 2021 Updated: 15th Feb, 2021

A 27-YEAR-OLD woman is today (Monday February 15) appearing at Coventry Magistrates Court charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a ‘severe’ tower block fire in Radford.

Seven fire crews involving 30 firefighters battled the blaze on the 14th floor at Nauls Mill House, Middleborough Road at around 7am on Friday (February 12).

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We’ve charged a 27-year-old woman with arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a premises in Middleborough Road, Coventry on Friday.

“Ayesha Marshall, of no fixed address, has been remanded in police custody to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court (Monday).”

Seven people were evacuated from the building and treated for minor smoke inhalation by West Midlands Ambulance Service but no-one was injured.

On Friday West Midlands Fire Service tweeted: “We are in attendance at a severe flat fire in Coventry – cause under investigation. Seven people discharged at scene with minor smoke inhalation.”

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