Matthew North Andover

The local radio station, Andover Beat has been suspended following the arrest of its director, Matthew North.

Matthew North is appearing in court today, charged with arson with intent to endanger life, after a caravan was set alight in Atholl Court, King Arthurs Way at the weekend. The fire spread to nearby vehicles.

It is not clear where the future of Andover Beat lies after the arrest of Matthew North.

Local man, Tony Freeman was living in the caravan and it is understood all of his possessions were inside.

Hampshire Fire and Andover Police attended the incident.

If anyone has any information, contact Andover Police on 101.

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