A man has been arrested following an arson attack in Witham.

Omer Tarhan, of Bure Drive, Witham, was charged with arson with intent and burglary after the fire which damaged Essex Fast Food, in Collingwood Road , in Witham, shortly after 5am on Wednesday.

He appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Friday and has been remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Crown Court on October 13.