Waitrose Wellington fire: Man denies arson

Waitrose fire, Wellington, Sunday, 21 July
Image caption No-one was injured in the fire which broke out on Sunday morning at the Wellington branch of Waitrose

A man has denied arson following a fire at a Somerset supermarket early on Sunday.

Robert Pitman, 24, is accused of setting fire to the Waitrose store in Wellington shortly after 06:00 BST.

Half of the entrance roof at the shop collapsed during the blaze.

Mr Pitman, of High Street, Wellington, entered a not guilty plea at Taunton Deane Magistrates and was remanded in custody to appear before Taunton Crown Court on 19 August.

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