A KINGSWINFORD man has been charged with arson following a factory fire in Brierley Hill.

Forty firefighters tackled the blaze at a unit - believed to be P Patterns Ltd - at Hurst Business Park, Navigation Drive, at 4.35am on Friday (August 10).

Paul Hancox, aged 27, of Larch Road, is due to appear before Dudley Magistrates Court today (Monday).