TWO boys accused of setting fire to a home of a pensioner while she slept have appeared in court again.
The teenagers, aged 14 and 15, were before Huddersfield Youth Court sitting at Dewsbury yesterday.
They face joint charges of arson and recklessly endangering life at Holmfield Road, Clayton West, on August 22 this year.
An earlier hearing was told that the boys set fire to a bin outside the home of 77-year-old Sheila Handy in the early hours of the morning.
The blaze then ripped through the property but the deaf pensioner managed to escape thanks to neighbours who woke her.
The fire caused £16,000 damage to the property.
The teenagers, who cannot be named, deny the two charges.
They had been due to face trial yesterday but a new date had to be set to allow further reports to be obtained.
Magistrates agreed to fix a new trial for February 27 at the same court. The boys, one dressed in a suit and the other in sports clothing, were granted unconditional bail.