Man charged over Doncaster tent arson attack

Jason Vicarage, aged 23, of no fixed address has been charged with intent to endanger life after two people sustained extensive burns following a fire being started in the tent they were in.
Jason Vicarage, aged 23, of no fixed address has been charged with intent to endanger life after two people sustained extensive burns following a fire being started in the tent they were in.
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Doncaster detectives investigating an arson attack in the summer that left two people with extensive burns have charged a 23-year-old man with intent to endanger life.

Jason Vicarage, 23, and Ricky Lee Andrewatha, 21, were both arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life yesterday (Thursday, November 12).

Vicarage, of no fixed address, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and has been remanded in custody following his appearance at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday, 13 November).

Andrewatha has been bailed pending further police enquiries.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, August 18, when a 42-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were in a tent on grassed area off College Road, between Rowland Place, St James Street and Trafford Way.

The tent was set on fire and as the pair tried to escape, they were reportedly assaulted.

They were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries. They have since been discharged.

Two other men, aged 28 and 20-years-old, also issued as wanted in connection with the incident, were arrested in October on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, and remain on police bail as well as a 29-year-old man who was arrested in September on suspicion of arson.