A TRIAL date has been set following a fire at Newport's Travelodge.

David Rumalshah, 54, of no fixed abode, has yet to enter a plea for the charge of arson.

A court hearing at the Isle of Wight Crown Court yesterday (Thursday) saw the case adjourned for trial on October 26.

Mr Rumalshah remains in custody.

As reported, emergency crews were called to the Lugley Street hotel to tackle a fire in a bedroom on January 12.

The hotel was evacuated and Mr Rumalshah taken to St Mary's Hospital for treatment.