PB Sports Carlisle attack: Charge over man 'set on fire'

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Police cordoned off part of Wigton Road while they inspected the crime scene

A man accused of setting a 50-year-old on fire inside a shop has been charged with attempted murder.

The victim suffered burns to his legs at bodybuilding shop PB Sports on Wigton Road, Carlisle, shortly before 11:00 GMT on Tuesday.

He used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames on his body, a witness told the BBC.

Frank Robertson, 60, of Stainton, near Penrith, is due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court later.

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