Two men to appear at court charged with setting 16 Staveley garages on fire

The damage caused to the garages.
The damage caused to the garages.

Two men are due to appear at court today charged with allegedly setting fire to a row of garages in Staveley.

Jon Wheatcroft, 25, of Edale Road, Mastin Moor, and Michael Davies, 35, Blunt Avenue, Mastin Moor, will appear at Chesterfield magistrates’ court this afternoon charged with arson and assault.

The pair allegedly set fire to a block of 16 garages on Devonshire Close on November 20 last year.

The Chesterfield Borough Council-owned garages are going to be demolished as a result of the alleged arson which caused damage worth more than £65,000.