Cumbria Crack

Man charged after fire at Kendal church

[A] man has been charged with numerous offences in connection with a burglary and fire at St George’s Church in Kendal.

Jeffrey Hayton, aged 52, of New Road, is charged with following offences:

  • Burglary with intent to cause criminal damage
  • Theft of a wheelchair
  • Attempted arson with intent to endanger life
  • Criminal damage
  • A public order offence.

The first three offences relate to incidents at St George’s Church on 26th February. The criminal damage relates to a bible at Kendal Police Station and the public order offence relates to offensive material written on a caravan on 7th February.

Hayton will appear before South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court today (28th February).

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