Felixstowe: Man in court after Felixstowe Jobcentre Plus fire

Felixstowe Jobcentre Plus

Felixstowe Jobcentre Plus - Credit: Archant

A man has is due to appear in court today in connection with a fire at the Felixstowe Jobcentre Plus offices.

Stephen Telford, 51, of Queens Road, Felixstowe, was detained and interviewed at the town’s police station late yesterday.

He has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following the fire, which caused damage to a doorway at the side of the offices in Hamilton Road.

Police who attended the scene at 11.15pm on Tuesday and put out the fire, after being alerted by a member of the public, found a small fire and a can of petrol a few feet away in the doorway.

Telford will appear before South-East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court at Ipswich.