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Man who torched historic Tudor mansion causing £5million worth of damaged jailed for four-and-a-half years


Shop worker Jeremy Taylor was high on drugs and ‘feeling sorry for himself’ at the time of the blaze

Boozed-up Jeremy Taylor, 28, was high on cannabis and “feeling sorry for himself” when he set fire to Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester, in March 2016.

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor torched a historic Tudor mansion while high on drugs and alcohol

The 28-year-old caused £5million worth of damage to the 16th century home

The 28-year-old caused £5million worth of damage to the 16th century home

His DNA was found on a match.

Taylor, of Wythenshawe, admitted arson at Manchester crown court.

Jailing him, Judge Martin Rudland praised the work of fire investigators, saying: “This turns on one match.”

The house was given to the city of Manchester in 1926 and was used to teach schoolkids about their history and heritage.

The bill to taxpayers for repairing the damage and restoration is estimated to be up to £5.2 million.

Taylor was said to be 'feeling sorry for himself'

Taylor was said to be ‘feeling sorry for himself’ when he set fire to the mansion

He was nailed for the crime after his DNA was found at the scene

He was nailed for the crime after his DNA was found at the scene

Before being torched, Wythenshawe Hall was used to teach schoolkids about history and heritage

Before being torched, Wythenshawe Hall was used to teach schoolkids about history and heritage

He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars at Manchester Crown Court

He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars at Manchester Crown Court

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4276341/man-jailed-for-tudor-mansion-fire-after-single-match-dna/

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