Trial over arson threat

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A MAN accused of threatening to burn down a home – and of witness intimidation – is to stand trial at Lincoln Crown Court.

Victor Ford (34), of Hereward Road, Spalding, has pleaded not guilty to both charges.

He is accused of making a threat to Samantha Stupple at Coast Guard Cottages, Moulton Marsh, that he would burn down her father’s home and of intimidating Ms Stupple when knowing or believing she was a witness in proceedings.

Both allegations relate to May 13 this year.

Ford appeared at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and was bailed to a case management hearing at Lincoln on August 22.