A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life at a hotel in Aberystwyth.

A huge blaze ripped through the Ty Belgrave House on Marine Terrace, in the early hours of July 25.

A search for a missing guest at the hotel has been continuing since the blaze.

Police have been liaising with the Lithuanian Embassy to trace the next of kin of the missing guest.

Damion Harris, 30, of Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth, was charged with arson with intent to endanger life, in connection with the fire at Belgrave House.

He was remanded in to custody and is due to appear at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court on Thursday.

DCI Neil Jenkins said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unexplained fire which broke out at Belgrave House.

"As a result of our enquiries, a man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and is currently in police custody in Aberystwyth.

"One man remains unaccounted for following the fire. Work is being carried out to trace his next of kin, and officers are liaising with the Lithuanian Embassy in an attempt to contact them.

"The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and work is being carried out to make the building safe while preserving evidence at the scene.

"It is anticipated that access will not be possible until the end of this week at the earliest. Police and fire officers will then carry out a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Belgrave House, in Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth at either the front, or Terrace Road to the rear of the property between midnight on Tuesday, July 24, and 3am on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, or anyone with information about the incident.

"Please call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”