Arsonist put five lives at risk with fire
A 25-year-old man recklessly risked the lives of five neighbours, including a baby, when he set a flat on fire.
Martin John Adams pleaded guilty to arson in Chapel Street, Barwell, being reckless as to whether the lives would be endangered, on May 9 last year.
Those whose lives were risked were four adults, aged between 20 and 28, as well as a one-year-old child, who lived in a flat near to the torched premises.
The Leicester Crown Court case was adjourned for sentencing on November 1.
The judge ordered that pre-sentence and psychiatric reports should be prepared in the meantime.
No details were given in court of the extent of any damage. The prosecution will open the facts of the case at the next hearing.
Adams, formerly of Willow Close, Burbage, has moved to a new address in the same village.
He was released on bail with conditions, including an order not to go to the flat where he committed the arson.