A nineteen year old Scarisbrick man appeared in court on Monday after he was accused of setting off fireworks that caused £10,000 worth of damage to the Liver Building in Liverpool.

The incident took place during a widely-condemned celebration of Liverpool Football Club’s 19th title win when thousands of people gathered at the city’s Pier Head on Friday.

Matthew Egglesden, whose address was given as Turning Lane, Scarisbrick, Southport was arres- ted after footage appeared on social media which appeared to show a firework being direc- ted towards the iconic building.

Several fireworks were set off in close proximity to the Grade I listed build- ing and caused a blaze on a balcony resulting in £10,000 worth of damage.

Egglesden was charged with crim- inal damage caused by arson to the Liver Building and firing a firework in a public place.

He appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Monday, June 29 when it was decided that the case should be sent to Liverpool Crown Court. Egglesden will next appear at court on July 27 where he will enter a plea to the first charge.