Man charged with arson after fire at Tamworth’s George Bryan Centre

Friday, 15th February 2019

FOLLOWING an investigation by Staffordshire Police a man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fire at the George Bryan Medical Centre earlier this week.

Zoltan Rozsa, aged 43, of no fixed abode, has been charged with arson with intent/reckless as to whether life was endangered.

Rozsa is due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today (Friday 15 February).

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to The George Bryan Centre on Plantation Lane at 8.52pm to a report of a serious blaze. At the height of the incident 10 pumps were in attendance including the Aerial Ladder Platform from Longton.

The crews successfully evacuated 20 people including patients and staff and fortunately, there were no injuries as a result of the fire.

The George Bryan Centre offers inpatient support for patients suffering from mental ill-health and sits in the grounds of Sir Robert Peel Hospital, off Watling Street.

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A JustGiving crowdfunding page has now been set up by a local resident, Amie Williams,  to help raise funds for the unit.  Anyone who wishes to donate can do so here.