A man's appeared in court to deny arson after a supermarket in Wellington was left badly damaged by fire.
The roof at the entrance to the Waitrose store collapsed in the blaze on Sunday.
24-year-old Robert Pitman was remanded in custody by Taunton Deane Magistrates. He's due to appear at Taunton Crown Court next month.
A man has been charged in connection to a fire at Waitrose supermarket in Wellington.
The fire service was called to the store early Sunday morning. Part of the roof at the entrance to the building had collapsed. Staff have been turning customers away.
Avon and Somerset police say one man has been arrested connection with a fire at a Waitrose supermarket. The fire service was called to the Waitrose store in Wellington early Sunday morning. Part of the roof at the entrance to the building had collapsed. Staff have been turning customers away.
The site manager at the Waitrose supermarket in Wellington that has been damaged by fire, says it will take a couple of days to assess how much work needs to be done.
Police are continuing to investigate a fire at a Waitrose supermarket in Wellington. Staff are today turning away customers. Shoppers have been arriving at the supermarket unaware of the fire at the weekend. Police say it may have been arson.
– CLLR JOHN WILLIAMS, LEADER OF TAUNTON DEANE BOROUGH COUNCIL
I would like to thank the many firefighters who respondedto the call and contained the blaze so efficiently, and our own buildingcontrol team for its swift response.
– Cllr John Williams, leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council
Waitrose has established itself as an important element inthe local Wellington economy as well as the wider Taunton Deane economy.
The company is a large employer and I hope that it can reopen quickly.At this stage the cause of the fire has not been established.
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