An Ipswich man is facing nearly three years’ imprisonment after starting fires within two properties in Stowmarket.
Christopher Webster, 35, from Wilson Road, Ipswich appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on 9 June 2014 and entered a guilty plea to two counts of arson following incidents in the Stowmarket area.
Around 2pm on 13 July 2013, Webster started a fire within the kitchen and bedroom of a self contained flat in Union Road, Onehouse. Although there was no one in the flat at the time there were people living in the surrounding flats of which there were about 30.
Local residents became aware of smoke coming from the flat and called the Fire Service. A number of residents had to be evacuated from their flats whilst the matter was dealt with.
Having been staying at the flat Webster was arrested the same day and later bailed after denying any involvement with the fire.
The second incident happened at an address in Semer Close, Stowmarket around 11.40pm on 29 March...
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