Man tried to start fire at ex-partner's Stowmarket home, court told
- Credit: Archant
A man who tried to start a fire at his former partner’s Stowmarket home when she wouldn’t let him in has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Sentencing 33-year-old Simon Goff, Judge David Pugh said by using some sort of deodorant and a lighter he had caused flames to go through the letter box.
“There was a significant risk of serious physical harm being caused,” said the judge.
Goff, of Stukeley Street, Covent Garden, admitted criminal damage and arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered.
He was given a 16-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months, 200 hours unpaid work and a 35 day rehabilitation activity requirement
The court heard that Goff’s former partner ended their two-year relationship in October last year.
On October 28 Goff had pushed something through her letterbox after she refused to let him in and when she went to grab it flames had come through the letter box.
- 1 Town centre going strong as four new businesses set to open in Bury St Edmunds
- 2 Lane closed on A14 after ambulance and lorry crash
- 3 A14 reopens after crash leaves car on its roof
- 4 Retained lists 2022: Who has departed Championship and League One clubs so far
- 5 Former Town player 'leading contender' for Lincoln vacancy
- 6 Monkey dies after fire breaks out in bungalow
- 7 Woman who died after crash on A120 named by police
- 8 Car smashes into planters in town centre
- 9 See inside 'cleverly designed' £2m home in the heart of a Suffolk town
- 10 Audi and people carrier drivers involved in altercation in Sudbury
She had pulled her hand away and wasn’t injured.
Goff had also damaged her front door by kicking it and hitting it with his crash helmet.