Man admits mansion arson

A MAN has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a derelict mansion.

Stuart Walker, aged 22, admitted one charge of arson at Taunton Crown Court on Monday.

Nineteen-year-olds Nathan Goldfinch and Marcus Tancock, both from Weston, and a teenager from Cheddar have denied any involvement in the Sandhill Park fire which occurred in Bishops Lydeard on November 22.

Goldfinch, of Knightstone Road, Tancock, of Tamar Road, and the Cheddar teenager will stand trial at a later date.

Walker, of Slade Lane, Lympsham, will be sentenced at the end of the trio’s trial.


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