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Arson accused Veronica Croskery will have to stand trial

By Alan Erwin

Published 02/06/2015

A woman is to stand trial, accused of recklessly endangering lives in two arson attacks in Belfast.

Veronica Croskery is alleged to have twice targeted a housing association property in the city.

The 51-year-old appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with two counts of arson endangering life. Croskery, of Cliftonville Avenue in north Belfast, is accused of damaging the front door of a flat and a lift belonging to Helm Housing Association, at Durham House in March.

A second arson charge relates to damage caused to a stairwell in the Association's property the same month. During a preliminary enquiry hearing, prosecutors submitted that she had a case to answer.

Croskery declined to call witnesses or give evidence at this stage in proceedings.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted continuing bail for Croskery, who is to stand trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

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