Woman Denies Starting Nottingham Station Fire

1 April 2019, 12:45

Nottingham Station Fire 4

A woman has denied putting lives in danger by starting a huge fire at Nottingham railway station.

Gemma Peat is set to stand trial accused of starting the blaze in the female toilets of the city centre station on January 12, 2018.

She pleaded not guilty to arson with intent to endanger life, and also to arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered, on Monday.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, the 34-year-old spoke only to confirm her name and give her not guilty pleas during the short hearing at Nottingham Crown Court.

The blaze was tackled by up to 60 firefighters as it spread to the roof of the Grade II-listed station's concourse.

It caused "significant" damage, forcing the closure of lifts, step-free access and toilets.

The fire caused major disruption to rail passengers, but there were no reported injuries.

Judge John Burgess remanded Peat, of HMP Foston Hall, into custody until her trial on August 12.