An arsonist who torched a pushchair and a moped on the same night has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Jamie William Phillips, 30, of Fairfield Lane, Farnham Royal pleaded guilty to two counts of arson when he appeared at Reading Crown Court on November 11 - he was sentenced on February 26.

At around 11pm on September 26, he had entered a communal block of flats on Fairburn Avenue, Slough. He was seen acting suspiciously and challenged - at which point the fire alarm went off.

Phillips had left but the residents found that one of the pushchairs being stored in the communal area had been set on fire. One of the residents then removed the pushchair and put the fire out to prevent further damage and danger to residents.

Phillips went across the road and outside a business premises on Farnham Road, Slough used a lighter to set a moped on fire which was underneath a waterproof cover.

He was arrested a short while later and charged two days later.





Investigating officer, Detective Constable Hannah Broughton of Force CID based at Slough, said: “Phillips senselessly endangered the lives of others and had little regard for their belongings either.

“It is extremely fortunate that his actions did not lead to someone being seriously injured.

“Such behaviour, which has no justification, will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police and I am satisfied that Phillips has been jailed where he can no longer be a nuisance or danger to the public.”