AN arsonist who is ‘tired’ of prison has had his sentencing delayed.

Sultan Mahmood, who has been in custody for six months, was due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Thursday (December 7).

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to damaging several doors and walls in Clarendon Court, Slough, where he lived at the time, by setting fire to them on June 17 this year.

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He caused about £2,000 worth of damage to the property which belongs to Slough Borough Council.

The arsonist was due to be sentenced for the incident – plus one count of common assault – but prosecutor Victoria Forbes applied for an adjournment so a criminal behaviour order (CBO) application could be sought.

A CBO prohibits an offender from doing anything described in the order once released from prison and any breach any result in further criminal proceedings.

Ms Forbes said: “As Mr Mahmood has had a number of different cases, the order has made it onto some of these files but not all of them and the Crown will be wanting to make one if the sentencing results in Mr Mahmood being released today.”

Interrupting the court, speaking from prison via video link, Mahmood said: “I’m tired of this place. Dear my lord, mistakes happen from every person.”

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Judge Neil Millard agreed to adjourn the case until December 21.