Girl, 16, accused of arson

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl is due to appear before a North Yorkshire youth court today accused of arson after a blaze at a house in which two children were rescued.

Firefighters saved a girl of 16 and her eight-year-old brother on Friday night at a house in Dunnington, near York. They were rescued from an upstairs window. Both were taken to hospital suffering from shock and smoke inhalation.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the girl would appear in court either at York or Selby.