Woman in court over arson charge at Calderdale Royal Hospital

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A woman has been in court on an arson charge following an incident at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Julie Smith, 50, of Peel Avenue, Batley, appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court this morning (morning) charged with committing arson without lawful excuse and causing £1,000 of damage to the hospital flooring and walls.

She entered no plea and was granted the bail.

Smith will next appear in front of a judge at Bradford Crown Court on August 26.