TWO men from Nelson have appeared before Burnley magistrates over an alleged plot to burn down a butcher’s shop in Pendle.

 

Mohammed Nawaz, 30, and Sheraz Mohammed Zaman, 22, are accused of conspiring to commit arson at Melllings Butchers in Every Street, Nelson, on April 21.

 

Nawaz, of Reedyford Road, Nelson, is also charged with threatening George Melling that the shop would be damaged, and possession of cannabis.

 

Zaman, of Manchester Road, Nelson, is accused of assaulting George McFadyen and Nicholas Mellins.

 

The pair have been sent on bail for trial to the town’s crown court, where they will appear on August 6.