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£45,000 worth of arson damage at the Dean Heritage Railway

An arsonist who caused £45,000 worth of damage to train carriages at the Dean Heritage Railway in Lydney earlier this year is to be sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court next month.

Paul Irving, of Steel Avenue, Lydney, appeared before Cheltenham Magistrates on November 10 and gave an indication that he would plead guilty to damaging the carriages by fire, either intending to destroy or damage them or being reckless whether they would be destroyed or damaged on March 24, 2022.

The magistrates committed him to the crown court for sentence on December 8. He was granted unconditional bail till then.

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