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Detainee charged with arson after immigration centre blaze
11:18am Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
A detainee has been charged with starting a fire at a Kidlington immigration centre.
Farid Pardiaz, 24, was charged yesterday with one count of arson with intent or being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
It follows a fire at the Langford Lane centre on Friday, October 18 that led to more than 100 detainees being moved to other centres and 60 firefighters tackling the blaze.
Pardiaz - a resident of the centre - is due to appear at Banbury Magistrates’ Court today.