A 28-year-old Newcastle Emlyn man has been remanded in custody charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Luke Cuber-Hives, of Ty Croeso, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn, has been accused of setting fire to the Riverside Health Shop at Newcastle Emlyn on November 27.

The 28-year-old has also been charged with stealing five charity collection boxes to a value unknown from Riverside Health Shop between November 26-27; committing fraud at Newcastle Emlyn by claiming he was collecting money for charity on November 26 and also stealing a set of ladders and marble worktop worth £350 from Riverside Café between November 19-20.

Magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre remanded Cuber-Hives in custody to appear before Swansea Crown Court on December 31. No plea has yet been entered.