A WOMAN facing arson charges made a brief appearance in court in Southampton before returning to a special hospital where she is being treated.

Sarah-Jayne Wareham, 36, of no fixed abode, was accused of arson at Antelope House when reckless as to whether life would be endangered and destroying by fire a room at the unit.

Defence barrister Andy Houston told the city crown court there was a need for psychiatric reports to be obtained in her case which was then adjourned until September 5.