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Welwyn Garden City: Serial arsonist jailed for six years

Robert Tamanis. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man's been sentenced to six years in prison for carrying out a series of arsons in Welwyn Garden City.

19-year-old Robert Tamanis went on the rampage on December 7.

He set fire to a number of parked cars and garden objects - all in the space of just a couple of hours.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing in June.

'Wanted man' could be in Welwyn Garden City

Police are appealing for the public’s help tracing a man wanted in connection with several alleged offences.

David Small Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Officers want to speak to 38-year-old David Small following reports of actual bodily harm, false imprisonment and threats to kill offences that allegedly occurred in Stevenage between 1 May and 23 July 2014.

Police believe he could currently be in the Welwyn Garden City area but would ask members of the public not to approach him if they see him.

If anyone believes they have seen Small recently or know of his current whereabouts they are asked to get in touch with police using the Herts Police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Investigations continue into Welwyn Garden City house fire where man died

House damaged in fire in Heronswood Road in Welwyn Garden City.

Investigations are continuing into a fire that gutted a house in Welwyn Garden City where a man died after suffering severe burns.

It's believed the blaze in Heronswood Road that broke out Saturday afternoon during the latest fire fighters' strike was started deliberately by the victim.

A stand-in crew from Welwyn were at the scene in 10 minutes. The rest of the family got out before fire crews arrived.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, John Mills, said: "The fire investigation itself will be a joint investigation between the police and the fire and rescue service.

"We have specialist officers and we also have a fire excellent dog which we will use in this particular incident. A full report will go through the police back to the coroner and they will form their judgement."

Was fatal fire started deliberately?

Investigators at the remains of the house Credit: ITV News Anglia

A fire which gutted a house in Welwyn Garden City and claimed the life of a man inside is believed to have been started deliberately by the victim.

The blaze in Heronswood Road broke out during the latest fire fighters' strike. A stand-in crew from Welwyn were at the scene in 10 minutes.

The house has been gutted by the fire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man was rescued from a first floor window, but died later in hospital with severe burns. The rest of the family got out the house before fire crews arrived.

Man dies after house fire in Welwyn

House damaged by fire in Heronswood Road, Welwyn Garden City Credit: Carl Went

A man's died after a fire at a house in Welwyn Garden City. The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon in Heronswood Road and the man suffered severe burns before he could be rescued from an upstairs window.

Police say they're investigating the cause of the fire together with Hertfordshire Fire. At this stage they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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Man suffers severe burns in house blaze during fire strike

House damaged by fire in Heronswood Road, Welwyn Garden City Credit: Carl Went

A man's suffered severe burns in a fire in Welwyn Garden City. The fire broke out at a house in Heronswood Road this afternoon during the latest fire fighters' strike. Hertfordshire Fire says a stand-in crew from Welwyn was at the scene in 10 minutes.

Two other crews had to travel from Stevenage and Hertford. Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Mills said the back-up crews would have been on the scene more quickly if it were not for the strike. The man was rescued from a first floor window by ladder and taken to hospital with severe burns.

The rest of the family got out before fire crews arrived. The latest Fire Brigades' Union action over pensions ended at 5pm.

Ram-raider jailed for life after driving car into Welwyn Garden City building society and stealing £70,000

Wayne Colligan smashed his Nissan Micra into the Halifax building society in Welwyn Garden City. Credit: Metropolitan Police.

A man has been jailed for life after ram-raiding a bank in Hertfordshire and stealing almost £70,000.

Wayne Colligan smashed his Nissan Micra into the Halifax building society in Welwyn Garden City last year.

He hit a worker before making off with the cash.

The 43-year-old was sentenced to life in prison and will serve a minimum of seven years. ** **

Man charged with murder over Welwyn Garden City stabbing

A man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Welwyn Garden City. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man has been charged with the murder of a 26-year-old who was stabbed to death in Welwyn Garden City at the weekend.

Scott Stone was found at Guinness House, Little Hardings, on Sunday. He died at the scene.

Paul Dillon, 52, of Little Hardings, has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court later today.

Man stabbed to death in Welwyn Garden City

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in Welwyn Garden City. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Police were called to Guinness House at Little Hardings at about 6.35pm on Sunday.

They found a 26-year-old man from Welwyn Garden City with a stab wound. He died at the scene.

A police cordon has been put around the immediate area where the attack took place while officers carry out inquiries.

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