Man denies arson and endangering the lives of residents of a Grantham care home

Lincoln Crown Court.
Lincoln Crown Court.
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A Grantham man accused of a series of arson attacks is to face a jury trial later this year.

Philip Smith, 42, of Sidney Street, Grantham, denied arson of a car, shed and fence being reckless as to whether the lives of the occupants Belvoir House Care Home were endangered.

Smith also pleaded not guilty to three charges of arson when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court today (Mon).

All four offences are alleged to have taken place on 2 August 2014.

Judge Stuart Rafferty QC granted Smith conditional bail to appear back before the Crown Court for trial on a date to be fixed.