Winchester M3 arson: Teenager Nicholas Elger jailed – BBC News’

Posted July 13th, 2018 in arson, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘An ex-public schoolboy who threw fire bombs from a motorway bridge in the hope of killing drivers has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Arson and criminal damage – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted March 27th, 2018 in arson, consultations, criminal damage, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines covering arson and criminal damage offences. The guidelines, for courts in England and Wales, will help ensure consistent and proportionate sentencing for these offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 27th march 2018

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Arsonist jailed for setting fires including at Titanic exhibition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 26th, 2018 in arson, burglary, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man from Sheffield who admitted to deliberately setting fire to a museum, a university and a hospital, so he could steal from the evacuated buildings, has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th February 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Rich couple’s divorce battle a waste of time, says UK judge – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in arson, divorce, insurance, news by sally

‘A divorce battle between a couple who have spent almost £2m on lawyers’ fees while fighting over assets worth £6.6m at most, has been described as a “scandalous waste of court time” by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Woman jailed for setting bed on fire ‘killed herself in prison’ – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in arson, bail, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Father jailed for at least 33 years for murdering his children – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 20th, 2017 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who suffocated his two young children with a cloth soaked in petrol before setting fire to the family home has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 33 years for their murder today (20 November).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Burglar jailed for 20 years after killing father and daughter in house fire – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in arson, burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A debt-ridden gambler has been jailed for 20 years for killing a father and his eight-year-old daughter by setting their home alight in a “seriously reckless” attempt to cover up a burglary.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judge condemns Amber Rudd for ignoring orders to release torture victim – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2017 in arson, asylum, delay, detention, news, torture, victims by sally

‘A high court judge has said she is “deeply concerned” about the behaviour of Amber Rudd for failing to release a survivor of torture from detention despite repeated court orders requiring her to do so.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tudor mansion arsonist jailed after being caught by single match – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in alcohol abuse, arson, DNA, drug abuse, listed buildings, news, sentencing by sally

‘An arsonist who caused £5m worth of damage to a Tudor mansion has been jailed for four and a half years after being caught by a single match.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

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Prisoner ‘suicidal’ 11 years into 10-month jail term – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2017 in arson, imprisonment, news, prisons, self-harm, sentencing by sally

‘In 2006, James Ward was given a 10-month minimum jail sentence called an IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) for arson.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who started toilet fire on Sharm el-Sheikh flight has sentence more than doubled – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2017 in aircraft, appeals, arson, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who started a fire in the toilet of a plane carrying more than 200 people has had his prison sentence more than doubled at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man who torched dream home after row with building society is jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2017 in arson, building societies, mortgages, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who set fire to his dream rural retreat after a bitter dispute with a building society was found strumming a guitar and cooking on a barbecue next to the burning building by firefighters who arrived to help.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Whistleblowing: Would you blow the whistle on your boss? What protections do you get? – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2017 in arson, banking, disclosure, financial regulation, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘Some people may prefer the quiet life choosing not to rock the boat unless they really have to. Others could feel that the only correct thing to do is to spill the beans.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Businessman who killed his wife and tried to burn the house down jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 16th, 2016 in arson, domestic violence, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A former City trader who knocked his wife unconscious, set her body on fire and then took his dog for a walk has been jailed for life today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th December 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Two men jailed for throwing firework into east London care home – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2016 in arson, criminal damage, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who threw a firework into a care home, leaving a resident with life-changing injuries, have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison’s gross failures contributed to death of inmate, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘A catastrophic series of failures contributed to the death of a prisoner, who died after setting fire to his cell, an inquest jury ruled.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Investigation launched into claims undercover officer set fire to Debenhams store in 1980s – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2016 in arson, demonstrations, explosives, investigatory powers, London, news, police by tracey

‘Claims an undercover officer set fire to a high street department store while infiltrating animal rights campaigners are being investigated by the police.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2016

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Langley Mill fire deaths: Father and sons guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in arson, murder, news by sally

‘A man and his two sons have been found guilty of murdering two teenagers and a baby in a house fire in Derbyshire.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Woman who tried to burn sister alive is jailed for 25 years – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2015 in arson, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for 25 years after trying to burn her sister alive to cover up the theft of almost £140,000 from her family.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Carlisle arsonist Thomas Galloway jailed for risking children – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in arson, news, sentencing by sally

‘An arsonist has been jailed for setting fire to his bed while his wife was in it and while three young children were in their house.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk