Man alleged to have breached fire regulations

The scene of the flat fire at Buckrose Court, off Commercial St, Norton.
The scene of the flat fire at Buckrose Court, off Commercial St, Norton.

A man is due to appear in court later this month in relation to the Norton flat blaze which claimed the lives of two promising young jockeys.

Jamie Kyne, 18, from Co Galway in Ireland, and Jan Wilson, 19, of Forfar, Scotland, died in the fire in Buckrose Court in September 2009.

A man will appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on August 24 for alleged fire safety breaches.

Group Manager Peter Hudson, of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said: “North Yorkshire Fire Authority can confirm that following an investigation into a fire which occurred at Buckrose Court near Malton in September 2009, a man has been summonsed to appear before Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on August 24 regarding alleged breaches of the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005.”

The flats’ caretaker, Peter Brown, now 39, of Brotherton, was convicted of manslaughter in 2010 following a 19-day trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Brown, who also lived in the complex, started the fire in a drunken rage after he was refused entry to a party in the block.

He was given an indeterminate sentence, with a minimum of seven years before he can be considered for parole.

The jockeys lived in the top floor of the building, above the flat where the party had taken place.