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NEWPORT ARSONIST WHO ENDANGERED LIVES OF OTHERS JAILED FOR 3-AND-A-HALF YEARS

22-year-old Anthony Manning has been sentenced to 3-and-a-half years in prison after setting fire to the kitchen of a hostel in Newport, endangering the lives of those inside.

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services were called at 04:08 on 10th March last year to reports of a fire at a residential address on Fairlee Road. 3 fire crews from Newport and East Cowes were mobilised to the scene and the situation was quickly brought under control using a hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus sets.

It soon became clear that the incident was suspicious in nature due to the stench of petrol, resulting in specialist fire investigation dogs from the mainland being called in as Police probed the suspected arson attack.

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It didn’t take long for Hampshire Constabulary to arrest Manning – who lived at the hostel – on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, as well as criminal damage and assaulting a police officer. The smoking gun was the discovery of a petrol can on his bed.

Manning was charged and remanded in custody, later admitting arson being reckless as to whether life endangered at the Isle of Wight Crown Court.

Island Echo can reveal that the 22-year-old has been in and out of the criminal justice system since he was at least 15 years old on charges including assault by beating, driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop after an accident.

The arsonist’s reason for starting the fire in the kitchen – located at the rear of the property – was that he simply didn’t want to live there anymore, but that he did not intend to harm anyone.

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Record Paul Garlick QC handed down a 43-month prison sentence, although Manning has already spent 10 months on remand. It means he could be released on licence as soon as early 2023.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
4 months ago

The arsonist’s reason for starting the fire in the kitchen – located at the rear of the property – was that he simply didn’t want to live there anymore.
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Well, why didn’t the self entitled little P rick just walk out the door and leave, after all, it is an adult. Oh that would actually mean having to fend for himself instead of being a useless burden on society, catered for by hand wringing do gooders.

hopefully he will be someones very close cell mate and get taught a few life lessons.

jan
jan
Reply to  isle of wighter
4 months ago

Well said

dirk
dirk
4 months ago

weirdo, probably strangles chickens and stamps on hamsters… ps. sort your bum fluff out

Alexiow
Alexiow
4 months ago

And what happens when he’s released? I bet he gets offered yet another accommodation before others already waiting on the lists? Just what you wanted a proven arsonists in your home!

SusanLaw
SusanLaw
4 months ago

Remember his face when your National Insurance goes up this year to cover “social care costs.” It’s not just to look after your Granny, it’s also to keep morons like this around in the community who wouldn’t know what taxes or NI are.

Sunshine
Sunshine
4 months ago

Looks like a real weirdo.

 

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