Man admits arson charge

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A 45-year-old man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to his room in a local homeless shelter.

Sean McIntyre, of Crawford Square, admitted one charge of arson endangering life on March 14, last year.

The charge relates to an incident in the Simon Community hostel in the Waterside.

Sentencing was adjourned until April 13 for a probation pre-sentence report to be compiled.