Scottish Daily Mail

Man ac­cused of torch­ing hol­i­day home and lock­ing fam­i­lies in­side

- Crime · Incidents · Fires · Disasters · Mallaig · Fort William · Fort William

A MAN has been charged with 11 counts of at­tempted mur­der af­ter al­legedly set­ting fire to a hol­i­day cot­tage and lock­ing sleep­ing fam­i­lies in­side.

Kieran Ri­d­ley, 31, is ex­pected to ap­pear at the High Court at a later date over the al­leged mur­der bids on Oc­to­ber 27 at Mal­laig Mhor, near Mal­laig, In­ver­ness-shire.

Fire­fight­ers had to en­list the help of coast­guards to drive them to the scene in a 4x4 ve­hi­cle along a halfmile-long hill track.

Eleven adults and chil­dren – in­clud­ing a one-year-old baby – es­caped in­jury, al­though a woman was treated for smoke in­hala­tion.

Ri­d­ley, of Worces­ter, ap­peared in pri­vate at Fort Wil­liam Sher­iff Court last week.

He made no plea or dec­la­ra­tion and was re­manded in cus­tody.

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