AN ACCUSED man has denied threatening to set fire to a dog and a tent in a Herefordshire town.

Robert Lane denied one charge of making a threat to damage or destroy property when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 45-year-old is accused of, without lawful excuse, threatening a woman that a dog and a tent belonging to her would be set alight, intending that she would fear that the threat would be carried out, in Ross-on-Wye on May 14.


The case was sent for trial and Lane, who is of Mayfield Road, Worcester, was remanded on unconditional bail.

He will appear before magistrates at Hereford's Justice Centre in Bath Street for trial on January 12.

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