Can not find WM post re the attempted arson there a few weeks ago but this was in the Sentinel tonight.
Man denies endangering lives with fires
Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 10:20
A THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD man is accused of endangering lives by starting two fires at properties close to his home.
David Gallimore, of Newfield Street, Tunstall, denies two charges of arson with intent to endanger life and two alternative charges of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
The fires were started in the early hours of June 1 at an empty house in Bond Street, Tunstall, and on June 8 at nearby Harry Hancock's factory in Summerbank Road, Tunstall.
The jury trying Gallimore at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday heard the prosecution's case that both fires endangered the lives of people living in neighbouring houses.
Prosecutor Nick Tatlow said: "Shortly after midnight on June 1 Timothy Radford was outside his girlfriend's house in Bond Street.
"The defendant came up to him with a young lad. The defendant told Mr Radford the house next door was on fire.
"Mr Radford ran into his girlfriend's kitchen and saw smoke and flames coming out of the next door house. He woke up his girlfriend's daughter and took her to safety.
"Once he had done that Mr Radford and the defendant went together into the burning house and tackled the blaze."
The court heard the two men had almost put out the blaze when fire crews arrived.
Read the rest over at The Sentinel