Wellingborough man appears in court on arson charge

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A 25-year-old man has appeared before Milton Keynes magistrates charged with arson with intent following the death of 31-year-old Ashley Gillard.

Thomas White, of Bibury Close, Wellingborough appeared in the dock wearing a grey tracksuit and was unshaven. He didn’t speak and only nodded to confirm his name.

He has also been charged with two counts of taking a vehicle without consent on June 8 – a forklift truck and a BMW.

Mr White has been remanded in custody to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on June 15.

The body of Mr Gillard was found following a fire in a flat in Trevithick Court, in Wolverton on Monday night.