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Bidford man jailed after arson attack on ex-partner’s home in Stratford





A 45-year-old Bidford man who set fire to a front door following an argument with his ex-partner has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Ross Young left the house in Evesham Road, Stratford, following the argument on 23rd April, 2023.

He returned a short time later, poured petrol through the letterbox and set light to it.

Ross Young. Photo: Warwickshire Police
Ross Young. Photo: Warwickshire Police

The victim managed to put the fire out, but not before it had caused damage to her front door.

Within hours of the attack, Young was arrested, Warwickshire Police said.

During his initial police interview, Young said he started the fire to “shock” and “scare” his ex-partner.

Young, of The Poplars, Bidford, was jailed at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (12th January) after pleading guilty to arson with intent to endanger life. He was also made subject of an indefinite restraining order against his ex-partner.

The damaged door. Photo: Warwickshire Police
The damaged door. Photo: Warwickshire Police

Following the sentencing, Det Con Tony Griffin from Warwickshire Police said: “This was an extremely reckless offence, and it was very lucky nobody was injured or worse.

“The incident had a huge impact on the victim, and I hope she can take some comfort from the sentenced handed down to Young.”



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