Police charge man over Bayswater fire

POLICE have charged a man after he allegedly set fire to a commercial property in Bayswater last year.

Police allege that on October 15, 2017 at around 7.45pm a 44-year-old man from Murdoch gained entry to a premises and set fire to various items, causing around $240,000 worth of damage.

The man from Murdoch has been charged with criminal damage by fire, burglary and commit and possessing controlled weapon.

He will appear before Perth Magistrates Court today.