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Landlord posted 'you don't want to miss this' message before burning down historic pub

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fires on the ground floor of his Yorkshire Dales pub after his partner left him.But his bid to take his own life failed after he was rescued from the blazing roof of The Old Swan, Gargrave, by a group of firefighters who risked their own lives.READ MORE: Hero lorry driver 'risked his life' to save pensioner from burning car wreckBradford Crown Court heard yesterday how he tried to kill himself in July 2020 after he’d split up with this partner.After he lit the fires, Sharp headed to the roof with a Stanley knife.

By the time the first of the six fire crews arrived, he’d cut his wrists and neck and was lying “prone” on the roof and covered in blood.Five firefighters managed to rescue him and remained on the roof after their supervisor had blown an emergency whistle to warn them to leave.The fire caused an estimated £1.4million-worth of damage to the 18th-century inn, which is the oldest building in the village.Sharp had previously pleaded guilty to arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered.But he later failed to attend a magistrates’ court appearance and a warrant was issued for his arrest in the Isle of Man, where he had returned to live near his daughters.

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