Man faces trial over blaze at flats in Eye

Crown Court, Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

Crown Court, Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The trial of a 28-year-old man from Eye who was charged with arson following a night-time fire in a flat complex in the town is expected to take place in February.

Police received reports of a blaze in flats at Hutton Court at around 1.15am on Monday, August 13 this year.

A police spokesman said no-one was injured in the incident, which caused minor damage to the building.

Matthew Eaves, of Hutton Court, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of arson and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

No plea was taken from Eaves at a plea and trial preparation hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday – and his trial is expected to take place in February next year.

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He is charged with arson with intent to endanger life and arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered.

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