A man has been charged for the arson of an Aberystwyth hotel fire that occurred in late July.
fire alarm. However, one man who was checked in at the hotel was reported as ‘unaccounted for’ and missing.
The once, bright yellow, Ty Belgrave Hotel was completed charred and gutted as a result. Due to the extreme damage that was done during the Aberystwyth hotel fire, the premises was left structurally unsound. The premises was so badly damaged it was left inaccessible to firefighters in order to check the hotel for the missing person.
Tragically, after the premises was made secure for searching, human remains were subsequently found.
The culprit, a 30-year-old man was questioned by authorities and detained at the initial time of inquest.
As a result, the man from Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth, was held in court and charged for arson with the intent to endanger life.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue’s Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Roger Thomas spoke to the BBC regarding the incident:
“Each of the internal floors has collapsed so at the present time we’re unable to gain access to the building to establish exactly whether there is somebody in there and whether we can find that person”.
Five casualties were taken to hospital following the blaze, including two children. However, none of the Aberystwyth hotel fire victims are known to be in critical condition.
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Original Sources: Cambrian News | BBC News