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Carlisle bodybuilding shop fire: Man remanded

PB Sports shop in Carlisle
Image caption Police cordoned off part of Wigton Road while they inspected the crime scene

A man accused of setting a 50-year-old on fire inside a shop has been charged with attempted murder.

The victim suffered burns to his legs at bodybuilding shop PB Sports on Wigton Road, Carlisle.

Frank Robertson, 60, of Stainton, near Penrith, is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

He was remanded in custody having appeared at Carlisle Magistrates' Court. The case will next be heard at the city's crown court on 5 March.

The attack happened shortly before 11:00 GMT on Tuesday.

The victim used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames on his body, a witness told the BBC.

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