Man admits burglary of bakery and arson

A 21-YEAR-old Suffolk man has admitted going on a one-night crime spree culminating in six arson atatcks, criminal damage to a school, and stealing cakes from bakery.

Five cars and two skips were involved in the fires started by Peter Norgan in Framlingham in June this year.

The 21-year-old from College Road, Framlingham, also smashed two panes of glass at the town’s Thomas Mills High School.

Following the arsons and vandalism, Norgan then raided Reads bakery in Bridge Street where he stole food to the value of �30, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Among the items taken were three chocolate sponge cakes, a coffee cake and two chocolate-chip cakes.


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In addition a cherry and walnut cake, a portion of cheese straws, two cheese rusks and four bits of shortbread were also stolen.

Norgan pleaded guilty to the arsons, criminal damage and burglary which all happened overnight between June 5 and 6, when he appeared at his plea and case management hearing yesterday.

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The cars damaged by the fires started by Norgan included a Vauxhall Calibra in Saxtead Road, and a Vauxhall Vectra, Ford Escort and a Mazda in Danforth Drive.

Two skips in Kings Avenue and Pembroke Road were also set alight.

A psychiatric report has been arranged before Norgan can be sentenced. A pre-sentence report will also be prepared by a probation officer.

Norgan, who the court heard is due to have a serious eye operation in early December, will be sentencing at Ipswich Crown Court next year.

Judge Peter Thompson told him: “You will be sentenced on January 6 in this court.

“In the meantime your bail will continue subject to the condition that you co-operate with the probation service who are going to produce a report about you after they have seen the psychiatric report that is going to be prepared.”

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