Woman sentenced for setting house on fire after argument with partner

A Cambridgeshire woman who set light to her home following an argument with her partner has been sentenced.

Friday, 16th March 2018, 6:27 am
Updated Friday, 16th March 2018, 7:35 am
The scene of the fire.

Katrina Browne, 41, of Belsars Close, Willingham, pleaded guilty to arson and was handed a 20 month sentence, suspended for two years at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 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.

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The scene of the fire.

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

The scene of the fire.