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Woman admits Eden Valley arson crime

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] WOMAN has admitted an arson offence following an incident in an Eden Valley village.

Narisara Carlyle, 36, pleaded guilty to one charge of arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered, when she appeared at Carlisle Crown Court via a video link from custody.

The charges states that Carlyle “without lawful excuse, destroyed by fire a mattress” belonging both to her and David Carlyle, and was reckless as to whether damage was caused and life endangered.

It is said the offence was committed in Lazonby, near Penrith, on December 19 last year. No details about the incident were outlined during the short court hearing, in which Carlyle – a Thai national – was assisted by an interpreter.

Judge Barbara Forrester adjourned the case for background information, including a psychiatric report, to be prepared.

Carlyle, of High Seat Hill, Lazonby, is due to be sentenced at the crown court on March 12. In the meantime she was remanded in custody by Judge Forrester.

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