Woman accused of arson in Great Cornard is cleared by jury

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A woman accused of being involved in an arson attack at a flat in Great Cornard has been cleared by a jury.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was 20-year-old Abigail Bolden, of Kersey Avenue, Great Cornard, who had denied arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered in January last year.

During her trial last week the court heard that two other defendants - Shaun Du’Barry Spinks, 20, of Hawkins Road, Sudbury, and a 17-year-old girl, who cannot be identified because of her age - had admitted the charge and are awaiting sentence.

The court heard that during a police interview, Abigail Bolden told officers she and some friends had gone to the flat in Queensway, Great Cornard, with the intention of breaking into the premises and stealing from it.

She claimed the fire had been started by one of her friends and she denied being involved in what happened.