Travelodge on Newport's Lugley Street

A man has appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates today (Tuesday), accused of starting a fire at a hotel in Newport.

54-year-old David Rumalshah has been charged with one count of arson, following the incident at Travelodge on Sunday (12).

A fire broke out in a bedroom at the Lugley Street site.

The case has been adjourned to the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 24 February.

He has been remanded in custody until then.