Police have charged an Ashington man following a front door fire.

At 4:36am on Thursday, December 4, officers were called to a house in Vine Street in Wallsend, after a front door was on fire. No One was injured in the fire.

Mark Birnie, 44, of Sycamore Street,in Ashington has been charged with arson with intent reckless whether to life endangered and is due to appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates’Court this morning.