Man charged over Eastbourne car fires

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A 27-year-old man, Christopher Mark Bennett, of The Cherries, St Philip’s Avenue, Eastbourne, is due to appear before Brighton magistrates at 10am today (Thursday, January 8) in connection with car fires in the Langney area of the town.

He is charged with damaging by fire a blue Citroen C1 and a black Ford Fiesta Finesse, both of which were parked in Swanley Close, on Tuesday (January 6).

In addition to arson, Bennett is also charged with possessing a quantity of cannabis and cannabis resin, a Class B controlled drug, in Sevenoaks Road, Eastbourne, on Wednesday (January 7).