Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Inmate started cell fire

A FORMER inmate at Huntercombe Prison in Nuffield will be sentenced next month for arson.

A FORMER inmate at Huntercombe Prison in Nuffield will be sentenced next month for arson.

Vasile David, 23, set fire to his cell on February 15, causing damage estimated at £1,227.

David, from Guildford, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Angela Porter, for David, said her client started the fire because he was bored after being locked up all day. He used a lighter and clothes piled up in the centre of his cell. David was taken to hospital with minor burns.

He will appear for sentencing at Oxford Crown Court on June 11.

Magistrate Gordon Halliday said: “This offence is so serious that we are committing it to the crown court as you need greater punishment than we can give.”

David is now in Bullingdon prison, near Bicester.

Magistrate Gordon Halliday said: “This offence is so serious that we are committing it to the crown court as you need greater punishment than we can give.”

David is now in Bullingdon prison, near Bicester.

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