Men to appear in court over arson charges

Sunderland Magistrates Court.

Sunderland Magistrates Court.

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Two men are due to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court today after an arson attack.

Ryan Urban, 25, of St Luke’s Terrace, Pallion, has been charged with threats to commit damage and David Gerrard, 27, of no fixed address, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

They were charged after an arson attack in Garfield Street, Paillion, which took place around 10.15pm on Wednesday.

Three people were arrested in connection with the incident.

A third person a 28-year-old woman, has been released with no further police action.