Cornwall

Man in court accused of Launceston and Camelford barn fires and blackmail

A 49-year-old man charged with arson and blackmail has appeared at Bodmin Magistrates' Court in connection with three barn fires in Cornwall.

David Glynn Le Marquand, of Trebursye, Launceston, was charged with three counts of arson after fires in Launceston and Camelford last week.

He is also alleged to have demanded more than £200,000 from the barn owner.

He was remanded in custody and to appear at Truro Crown Court on 5 August.

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