Four Britons accused of starting Magaluf hotel blaze appear in court after 'trying to prank a sleeping friend by burning his feet with a lighter and aerosol'

Mail Online | 5/23/2018 | Nic White;Gerard Couzens for MailOnline
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Four young British tourists who started a massive fire at a Magaluf hotel have pleaded with a judge to grant them bail.

Brandon McCahill, 21; James Brown, 21; Lauren Smith, 19; and Georgia James, also 19 caused £125,000 damage to the BH Mallorca Hotel in the fire.

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The island's Civil Guard said they were messing with a sleeping friend by burning his feet with a cigarette lighter and aerosol can in a drunken prank.

Two floors of the hotel had to be evacuated - and seven tourists trapped on balconies rescued by firefighters - after the fire broke out around 8pm on Sunday.

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The group was brought to court in Palma on Tuesday for a hearing where a judge will decide whether to grant them bail or remand them in custody.

They were handcuffed and thought to be wearing the same clothes as when they were arrested, with McCahill's shirt printed with 'dope drugs' on the front.

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None of the firebugs have been charged with a crime as in Spain this is only done just before the trial, which could be months away.

It was not yet known what the result of the hearing, held in private without a gallery, was and whether they will be set free until trial or able to return home.

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Two rooms were totally destroyed in the blaze and the operation to put the fire out lasted for about an hour.

McCahill is a keen amateur footballer from Consett, County Durham, now thought to be living in Newcastle.

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The left-footer is the star of several YouTube videos where he can be seen showing off his skills on an indoor five-a-side pitch as well as outside on a full-size pitch.

He describes himself on social media as single and admits to being a fan of LADbible.

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