A PENSIONER is facing charges of arson after setting fire to her flat.

Carol Ann Williams, 70 appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on July 4.

Shafquat Reaz, prosecuting said: “The substantial fire nearly collapsed the first floor of the building.”

Williams of Cherry Orchard, Pershore will appear at Worcester Crown Court on August 7 at 9:15 am. She was granted unconditional bail until then.