Firebomb attackers jailed

TWO men who carried out a “terrifying” firebomb attack on the homes of two police officers and their families were today jailed for a total of 30 years.

By Sharon Asplin

TWO men who carried out a “terrifying” firebomb attack on the homes of two police officers and their families were today jailed for a total of 30 years.

Angelo DeBono, 31, and Jason Eagles, 22, both from Clacton, Essex, “deliberately targeted” the homes of Detective Inspector Michael Ornellas and Detective Sergeant Martin Brough on January 28 last year, Ipswich Crown Court heard today.

The pair were cleared of two charges of attempted murder but found guilty of two charges of arson with intent to endanger life in December last year following a trial.


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Judge Mr Justice Goldring today handed both men indeterminate prison sentences for the public's protection.

He said DeBono should serve the equivalent of 17 years in prison for the attacks and Eagles 13 years. Both may be considered for parole after serving half their sentences.

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Mr Ornellas and Mr Brough were targeted because of their involvement in a police drugs operation.

For full story see tomorrow's East Anglian Daily Times.

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