A teenager has admitted starting five fires that caused more than £7,000 of damage to six Stamford shopfronts.
The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to five counts of arson at Spalding Magistrates Court on Thursday.
The charges relate to fires started in Stamford town centre in the early hours of May 17.
The fires caused £3,921.18 of damage to Hambleton Bakery and £690 to Blockbuster in Ironmonger Street, £1,270.38 to Timpson in High Street, £700 to Fine Foods and £430.98 in St Mary’s Street, and £50 to AJ’s Cards in Chapel Yard.
The 17-year-old will be sentenced at Grantham Magistrates Court on October 2.
Peter Cooke, 20, of Rock House Gardens, Stamford, has also been charged with five counts of arson in connection with the same incidents. His case has been sent to Lincoln Crown Court and a date for the next hearing has not yet been set.
Cooke indicated an intention to plead guilty at the hearing at Spalding Magistrates Court on Thursday.