Keswick man charged over 15 arson attacks

A man has been charged over 15 arson attacks in the Keswick area of Cumbria.

John Brown, 47, of Winderbowe Avenue in the town, is charged with nine counts of arson with intent to endanger life and six of arson.

The alleged offences occurred between March 2011 and January 2013 and included fires at two houses and a pub.

He was remanded in custody until 30 September after a brief appearance before magistrates in Workington. No pleas were entered.

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