Grimsby pair in local arson attack

Grimsby pair in local arson attack

Grimsby pair in local arson attack

A pair of local men have appeared at Grimsby Crown Court following an incident where a car was set alight outside a house on 19 April 2020.

The attack took place during the early hours of the morning as the family who owned the vehicle slept upstairs.

Both suspects have been sentenced after they pleaded guilty to deliberately setting the Fiat 500 alight.

It is alleged that following a family disagreement, Paul Swaby enlisted the help of Jamie Bray.

Together they bought petrol to the scene, which they then doused on a Fiat 500 with as it was parked outside the victim’s house.

Unfortunately, the car was burned beyond repair.

Damage was also caused to the house as the fire spread outwards from the car.

Paul Swaby, 32, of Sandringham Road, Cleethorpes, and Jamie Bray, 29, of no fixed abode both initially denied the offence.

Grimsby pair in local arson attack

During the hearing, overwhelmingly incriminating evidence which had been gathered by investigating officers was read out.

The pair subsequently admitted arson, and were sentenced to four years in prison.

They have also been served with an indefinite restraining order following the horrific incident.

It is not thought that anybody was injured during the attack.

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