Willingham woman who set light to her home following argument with partner is handed a suspended sentence

An investigation by the fire service revealed that a mattress in a bedroom on the first floor had be

An investigation by the fire service revealed that a mattress in a bedroom on the first floor had been deliberately set light to. - Credit: Archant

A Willingham woman who set light to her home following an argument with her partner who had barricaded himself into a bedroom has received a suspended jail term.

The court heard how neighbours alerted police and the fire service to a fire at the home in Willingh

The court heard how neighbours alerted police and the fire service to a fire at the home in Willingham in the early hours of December 23 last year. - Credit: Archant

Katrina Browne, 41, of Belsars Close pleaded guilty to arson and was handed a 20 month sentence, suspended for two years at Cambridge Crown Court today (March 15).

The court heard how neighbours alerted police and the fire service to a fire at the home in the early hours of December 23 last year.

An investigation by the fire service revealed that a mattress in a bedroom on the first floor had been deliberately set light to.

Browne told officers she had been arguing with her partner and he had barricaded himself into a bedroom.


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She said she had been drinking and remembered lighting the lighter but not setting fire to anything.

PC Katie Housham said: “Both Browne and her partner were lucky not to have been seriously injured as a result of this fire.”

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