Arson charge

A man accused of starting fires in Sudbury and Great Cornard has appeared in


Russ Jarvis, 20, of Sycamore Road, Great Cornard, did not indicate a plea during a brief preliminary hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday.

He is accused of four offences of arson, one of causing criminal damage and one of arson which recklessly endangered life on January 9.

Jarvis is next due to appear in court on March 25 when he will be asked to enter pleas to each of the charges.

Judge Rupert Overbury told Jarvis that he would continue to be remanded in custody until his next court appearance.