Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Fire man fit to plead

A MAN accused of setting fire to the South Oxfordshire District Council offices in Crowmarsh Gifford

A MAN accused of setting fire to the South Oxfordshire District Council offices in Crowmarsh Gifford will not be able to plead insanity.

Oxford Crown Court heard that Andrew Main suffers from severe psychosis but a psychiatric assessment showed he knew the difference between right and wrong.

Main, 47, of Rokemarsh Farm, Rokemarsh, near Benson, will stand trial on June 29 charged with two counts of arson with intent to endanger life and two counts of arson reckless as to whether life was endangered.

The charges relate to fires at the offices, a nearby funeral parlour and a thatched house in Rokemarsh on January 15.

Main was not in court for last Friday’s hearing.





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