Hospital order for arsonist

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A MAN has been made the subject of a Hospital Order after starting a fire in the block of flats where he lived.

Ivor Williams, aged 50, of Laburnum Grove, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to committing arson recklessly after a fire was started in the communal hallway of his block of flats.

He was issued with a Hospital Order under the Mental Health Act after Sheffield Crown Court heard he suffers from “chronic mental illness”, but that he had been responding to treatment at the secure unit where he was held while waiting for his case to reach court.