Two charged with £15,000 arson attack.

Two people have been charged in connection with a fire that caused an estimated £15,000 worth of damage.

Police were called to the rear of Tesco Express on Wilmslow Road, Rusholme at about 3am on 4 February 2014, following reports of a fire.

Officers attended and discovered cardboard had been set alight and the subsequent fire had spread and caused damage to equipment at the store and neighbouring property.

Natalie Bell (11/04/1989) and Scott Jason Laird (05/05/1990), both of no fixed address, have been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

They are due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 5 February 2014.