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Flat fire woman charged with arson
A WOMAN has appeared in court accused of deliberately setting fire to an Evesham flat.
Michelle MacDonnell, of Battleton Road, Evesham, was brought before magistrates in Worcester yesterday this morning charged with arson with intent to endanger life.
The 33-year-old did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court next Tuesday.
Emergency services were called to a fire at Hemmingway, off Fairfield Road, Evesham, at 6pm last Wednesday to reports of a serious flat fire.
MacDonnell was rescued from the flat and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by air ambulance. She remained in hospital for a short time but has since recovered.
A man who was also in the property at the time of the fire was treated by paramedics at the scene.
MacDonnell was arrested in Birmingham on Saturday on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life and later charged with the offence.