Raftery, of Kinson in Bournemouth, has been handed down a 9-month sentence at a Young Offenders Institute, suspended for 18 months. He has also been ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work, 10 rehabilitation days and a number of thinking skills sessions.
Despite causing £150,000 of damage, the teen is to pay just £149 as a victim surcharge and £200 in court costs.
The blaze on 1st August 2019 consumed around 800 haybales and saw firefighters from the mainland drafted in to provide cover across the Island.
Earlier this year, the court heard how Raftery set 2 fires on land off Gatehouse Road. 1 of the fires was extinguished by a 16-year-old – who cannot be named for legal reasons – which resulted in him being cleared of any wrongdoing. Unfortunately, the second fire was not extinguished and it soon ripped through 3 barns.
The young arsonist was caught at the scene and swiftly placed into the back of a Police van – as exclusively captured on camera by Island Echo.
Sentencing information originally reported by IWCP