Landlord appears in court over jockey blaze

�Tony Bartholomew 07802 400651/mail@bartpics.co.uk'24th august 2012''Alan Foster leaving Scarborough Magistrates court, he is the landlord of the property in Norton, North Yorkshire where two jockeys died in a fire,

�Tony Bartholomew 07802 400651/mail@bartpics.co.uk'24th august 2012''Alan Foster leaving Scarborough Magistrates court, he is the landlord of the property in Norton, North Yorkshire where two jockeys died in a fire,

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The landlord of the property in which two jockeys perished has appeared at Scarborough Magistrates.

65-year-old Alan Foster, of Buckrose Court in Norton, entered no plea to all 17 charges against him in connection with the two deaths on September 2009.

He is charged with a string of fire safety breaches at Buckrose Court,

At this mornings hearing, the case was moved to York Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.

Mr Foster is scheduled to attend the hearing on Monday October 1.

He was granted unconditional bail until the hearing.

Jamie Kyne, 18, and Jan Wilson, 19, died in the fire at Buckrose Court near Malton, in 2009, after it was started in the exit stairwell on the ground floor by labourer Peter Brown in a drunken revenge attack after being earlier refused entry to a party in another flat.

Brown, who had been acting as a caretaker while living at another flat in the block, was cleared of murdering the teenagers but convicted of their manslaughter by a jury at Leeds Crown Court in 2010 and given an indeterminate jail sentence for public protection, for which he is serving a minimum of seven and a half years.