Woman appears on arson charges

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A woman accused of damaging two terraced houses by fire at Warton has made her first appearance at court.

Kellie Shawcross, 32, of Canberra Way, Warton, faces two charges of arson - one alleging she intended to endanger life.

The fire is said to have been started by Shawcross at her address, which belongs to Fylde Coast Housing, on November 21 this year.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.

Defence lawyer, Peter Cave, asked for bail for his client.

Shawcross was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on January 2 by District Judge Huw Edwards sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

She must not enter Warton and must live at her parents’ address in Kent Avenue, Litherland, Liverpool, as conditions of her bail.

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