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