Sunderland man faces attempted murder charge after house blaze

The hearing is due to be held at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today.
The hearing is due to be held at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today.

A Wearside man has appeared before a court after he was charged with attempted murder.

Daniel John McCardle, 27, of Coxon Street, Hendon, was put before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court today.

He was remanded until his next hearing, which will be at Durham Crown Court on Tuesday, September 19.

The charge follows a fire at a house in Magdalene Place in Ferryhill on the night of Saturday, July 29.

At the time of the incident, Durham Constabulary confirmed they were treating the incident as an arson attack.

A man was taken to hospital suffering from serious burns.

A joint investigation was launched between the force and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.