A 52-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged in connection with an arson attack on a flat in Horwich.

Elspeth Bridge appeared at Bolton Magistrates' Court accused of arson with intent to endanger life.

Bridge, of Beatrice Mews, did not enter a plea and will appear at Bolton Crown Court on August 14.

The charge relates to a fire in Beatrice Mews, at about 3am on July 23.