Sandhill Park fire: Man admits arson

Fire The building was badly damaged by fire in the early hours of 22 November

A man has pleaded guilty to arson following a fire at a derelict mansion in Somerset.

Stuart Walter, 22, from Lympsham, entered his plea during a hearing at Taunton Crown Court on Monday.

Three other men, Nathan Goldfinch and Marcus Tancock, both 19 and from Weston-super-Mare, and a 17-year-old boy from Cheddar pleaded not guilty.

They are accused of starting a fire which badly damaged Sandhill Park, Bishops Lydeard, on 22 November.

Walter will be sentenced at the conclusion of their trial.

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