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Man admits causing fire at his parents’ Kendal home

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN is due to be sentenced next month after he admitted being responsible for starting a fire at his parents’ Kendal home.

Leigh Jonathon Dirkin, 26, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (MON).

During a brief appearance over a video link, in front of Judge James Adkin, Dirkin pleaded guilty to one offence.

This was a charge of arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered. The charge states that Dirkin, of Ann Street, Kendal, damaged, by fire, bedroom furniture and clothes.

This follows an incident at his parents’ home on May 10.

Dirkin’s case was adjourned, and he is due to be sentenced at the crown court on July 16.

In the meantime, he was remanded in custody by Judge Adkin.

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