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Leeds Majestyk fire: Stuart Jefferson to face trial in March

Majestyk fire Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire Service
Image caption Dozens of firefighters tackled the blaze at the former Majestyk nightclub

A man charged with starting a fire that badly damaged a Leeds landmark building will face a trial on 30 March.

Stuart Jefferson, 32, of Broadlee Street, Leeds, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on earlier.

He previously denied starting the fire at the former Majestyk nightclub when he appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court on 2 October.

The blaze at the Grade II-listed building in City Square broke out on 30 September.

Mr Jefferson was further remanded in custody and will next appear at the city's crown court for a hearing on 16 January, a court official said.

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