A WOMAN who is accused of starting a fire at a house in Freshbrook has been released on bail by a judge.

Katherine Applegate is said to have started the blaze at the terraced property on Crawford Close on Saturday, February 15.

No charges were put to the 29-year-old, of Thornbury, Bristol, and she did not enter any plea during the brief hearing at Swindon Crown Court.

Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to Friday August 22 and released Applegate on bail.