A MAN has admitted starting a blaze at his own home in Carlisle.
Paul John Sawyers, 48, appeared at the city’s crown court today (THURS). He pleaded guilty to an arson charge which arises out of a fire at a two-storey terraced house in Cranbourne Road.
This is said to have occurred just before 8am on January 19. Police and the ambulance service were called to the blaze along with city firefighters – some of whom wore breathing apparatus as the incident was dealt with.
One man – said to be Sawyers – was reported to have been treated by paramedics at the scene. He was then taken Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary for a check-up.
During a short court hearing in front of Judge Peter Davies, Sawyers admitted one count of arson, being reckless as to whether the lives of others would be endangered.
The case was adjourned and Sawyers, of Cranbourne Road, was told he is due to be sentenced on March 31. In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge Davies.