TWO YOUNG Carlisle men have been warned that they are facing prison sentences after they admitted an arson attack on a home in the city.

Liam Gering, 19, and his co-defendant Harry Robinson, 22, admitted carrying out the attack on a house in South Street, Carlisle, on the evening of May 28, when they 'intended to endanger life'.

No further details were revealed in court. Robinson, of Swann Lane, Carlisle, admitted the offence during a brief appearance at the city’s crown court.

Gearing, of Warwick Square, Carlisle, admitted the same offence on an earlier occasion. He has also admitted to various driving offences.

Judge Barker said he was not willing to sentence the two defendants until they have been interviewed by probation service staff, remarking that the arson was 'out of character' for Robinson and that while there was nothing that came close to the offence in seriousness on Gearing’s record.

The judge urged the defendants to cooperate with probation staff.

“You should tell them what was happening in your life at this time for you to behave in this way so that probation can understand and tell me what was going on,” said the judge.

Despite the need for more information, both defendants knew it would be a jail sentence, added the judge.

The two defendants, who were remanded in custody, will be sentenced on December 18.