Arsonist set fire to mobility scooter which spread to sheltered housing
0 Have your say Arsonist, Ross Arden, has been jailed for 18 months after admitting he started a fire which badly damaged a council sheltered housing scheme.
Arden initially set fire to a Motability scooter outside St Botolph’s Court off Lincoln’s High Street completely destroying the machine worth £5,000.
Noel Philo, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that the fire then spread to entrance of St Botolph’s Court sheltered housing scheme causing £33,000 worth of damage.
The prosecutor said the fire put at risk the elderly residents of the complex some of whom have mobility problems.Earlier... read more
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