Man jailed for arson attack

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A MAN has been jailed for posting burning items through the letterbox of a house, knowing a woman was inside.

Gareth Simpson, aged 24, of Trinity Close, Chesterfield, had been drinking heavily when he set fire to clothing and packaging and pushed it through the letterbox of a house on Milton Crescent, Chesterfield, on March 20.

He pleaded guilty to committing arson recklessly and was jailed for 33 months at a hearing at Derby Crown Court.