Man charged over Brierley Hill factory fire

By Luke Bartlett | Brierley Hill | Crime | Published:

A man has been charged after a fire ripped through a factory causing £700,000 worth of damage.

Crews at the scene of the factory blaze. Picture: Paul Hansel

Paul Hancox, of Larch Road, Kingswinford, appeared before Dudley Magistrates' Court this week.

The 27-year-old faces one count of arson following the blaze on August 10.

P S Patterns Ltd, in Navigation Drive, Netherton, near Brierley Hill, was destroyed in the fire which started at around 4.40am.

At its height more than nine crews tackled the blaze.

Hancox was remanded into custody to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on September 10.

Luke Bartlett

By Luke Bartlett
Trainee Reporter - @lbartlett_star

Trainee Express & Star reporter covering Dudley and Sandwell. Get in touch on 01902 319445 or via

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