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Defence claim evidence in Norton Flat Fire case is "flimsy"

Defence claim evidence in Norton Flat Fire case is "flimsy"

2:19pm 14th May 2010

The defence has started it's case for the man accused of killing two jockeys in a flat fire in Norton.

It claims the strength of evidence against 37 year old Peter Brown from Brotherton "is not something you would hang an old coat on".

Paul Watson QC told Leeds Crown Court the prosecution case was "flimsy" and "ailing".

The prosecution's alleged, Brown started the blaze at Buckrose Court in September as an act of revenge after he was refused entry to a party in one of the flats.

Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson died in the fire.

Brown denies two counts of murder, two alternatives charges of manslaughter and one of arson with intent to endanger life.

The trial continues at Leeds Crown Court.

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