A MAN has admitted on the day his trial was due to begin that he started a fire at a flat in Ammanford.

Robert Morris was due to stand trial at Swansea Crown Court on Monday, June 10. He was charged with arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

It was alleged that 35-year-old Morris set fire to a mattress at a Caredig Housing Association flat on Station Road in Ammanford and was reckless as to whether the property would be destroyed or as to whether someone else’s life was endangered.

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The incident was said to have taken place between August 16 and 18 in 2022.

At a hearing in October, Morris pleaded not guilty, claiming he didn’t start the fire and didn’t know who did.

However, on the day of trial, Morris switched his plea to guilty.

The case was adjourned for a medical report and a pre-sentence report to be completed.

Morris, of Gwaun Henllan in Ammanford, will now be sentenced on September 9.