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WOMAN ACCUSED OF SANDOWN HOTEL ARSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY


62-year-old Paula Skelly has pleaded not guilty to arson in relation to a fire that ripped through 2 hotels in Sandown last year.

It is alleged Ms Skelly flicked a cigarette butt into a pile of rubbish on 2nd September 2018, which in turn caused fire damage to both the Tarvic 2 and St Mortiz hotels.

A plea of not guilty was entered during an appearance at the Isle of Wight Crown Court in Newport this morning (Monday).

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The case has been adjourned until 5th August for the trial.

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