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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Man on trial in Carlisle charged with starting 16 fires

A man has gone on trial accused of starting 16 fires in Keswick.

John Brown, 47, of Windebrowe Avenue, Keswick, faces five charges of arson with intent to endanger life, six of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered and 10 of simple arson.

He was charged following a series of fires in the town between March, 2011 and January, 2013.

Although only 16 fires are involved, Brown faces 21 charges because some of the fires are the subject of two different alternative charges - one more serious than the other - with the jury being asked whether Brown intended life to be endangered, if he was just reckless as to whether it would be or if he was not responsible for them at all.

The trial at Carlisle Crown Court is expected to last all week.

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