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Man found guilty of killing father and daughter in arson attack

Daniel Jones killed both Andrew (R) and Kiera Broadhead (L)

A man's been found guilty of killing a father and his eight-year-old daughter in an arson attack.

Daniel Jones was not found guilty of murder, but of two counts of manslaughter after he used petrol to set fire of the home of Andrew Broadhead and daughter Kiera in Wakefield.

He was also found guilty of one count of burglary.

The jury took three hours and 18 minutes to return a unanimous verdict at Leeds Crown Court.

The father and daughter died in the fire in October last year Credit: ITV News

The court heard Jones, 29, had broken into a house near to their home on Ash Crescent, Stanley, three days earlier but returned in a bid to destroy possible incriminating footage from a CCTV camera at the property.

Mr Broadhead, his wife Sara, and their two children Kiera, and Mia, 13, had returned from holiday hours before the blaze.

The court heard Jones poured petrol through the front door letterbox and set it alight in the early hours of October 19 last year when the family was asleep.

Mrs Broadhead and Mia survived the fire. Jones had previously told the jury that he did not light the fire or carry out a raid on the other house.

Jones will be sentenced on November 9.