A 45-year-old man who set fire to a front door following an argument with his ex- partner has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Ross Young left the house in Evesham Road, Stratford following the argument on 23 April 2023. He returned a short time later, poured petrol through the letterbox and set light to it.
Fortunately, the victim managed to put the fire out, but not before it had caused damage to her front door.
Within hours of the attack, Young had been arrested.
During his initial police interview, Young said he started the fire to “shock” and “scare” his ex-partner.
Young, of The Poplars, Bidford-on-Avon was jailed at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (12 January) having pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life. He was also made subject of an indefinite restraining order against his ex-partner.
Following the sentencing, Detective Constable Tony Griffin from Warwickshire Police said: “This was an extremely reckless offence, and it was very lucky nobody was injured or worse.
“The incident had a huge impact on the victim, and I hope she can take some comfort from the sentenced handed down to Young.”