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Man charged after fire at Tamworth hospital

Photo from Bradley Stokes via Sky News

Police have charged a man with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at Tamworth's Sir Robert Peel Hospital.

Emergency services were called when flames took hold at the George Bryan Medical Centre, which is the mental health facility, on Monday night.

Zoltan Rozsa, aged 43, of no fixed abode, has been charged with arson with intent/reckless as to whether life was endangered. 

Rozsa is due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today (Friday 15 February). 

Here's the statement we had from Staffordshire Police at the time:

"Officers are currently working in partnership with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service at the scene of a fire at the George Bryan Medical Centre in Tamworth. 

There are no reported casualties. All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the centre and are being transferred to other local medical centres. 

The area remains closed whilst the fire service continue to control the fire. We were called at 9.15pm this evening to the centre on Plantation Lane, Mile Oak. 

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 796 of 11 February 2019.  "

 

 

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Group Manager Toby Wilson said:

“This was a significant incident which led to the evacuation of approximately 20 people. The cause of this fire has not been determined yet but a fire investigation in now underway and we are working closely with our partners at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Police, along with staff from the medical centre.

“Firefighters from Tamworth are still at the scene damping down and checking for hot spots. We are expecting to be at the scene for some time today.”

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