Man accused of arson at Cork city centre premises

Man accused of arson at Cork city centre premises
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A book of evidence was served on a 50-year-old man accused of arson at a premises on Cornmarket Street in Cork city.

The two most serious charges faced by Rodney Haynes relate to burglary and arson. The charges state that at 35 Cornmarket Street, Cork, on March 6 2019 he entered that property as a trespasser to commit an offence. The arson charge alleges that on the same date at the same place he caused criminal damage by fire, deliberately or that he was reckless as to whether criminal damage would be caused.

Sergeant Gearóid Davis said a book of evidence had been served on Haynes of no fixed address.

The defendant also faces a third charge, causing criminal damage where the amount of the damage was less than €100, and that count is to be dealt with summarily at Cork District Court. This matter was also adjourned until June 16.

No details on the alleged facts of the Cork city arson were given in court as the case was sent forward to Cork Circuit Criminal Court on June 15.

More in this section

Sponsored Content