8 fire crews currently tackling a void factory on fire on Doulton Rd, Rowley Regis. Crews remaining in attendance despite industrial action
Eight fire crews from West Midlands Fire Service are attending a blaze at an empty factory in Rowley Regis in the Black Country. It broke out on Doulton Road. The service say crews are remaining in attendance, despite tonight's latest spell of industrial action.
Police say a man found guilty of setting fire to his ex-partner in the Black Country committed the crime out of 'pure malice'.
Daniel Sheldon, 42, from Russells Hall Road in Dudley, is due to be sentenced next month.
"This was a horrific crime committed out of pure malice at having been jilted by his partner. It is a measure of Sheldon’s character that he went to set fire to his ex-partner’s home in the dead of night and when disturbed by the woman, he doused her in petrol and set fire to her in front of her young daughter.
"But this horror wasn’t enough for Sheldon who then coolly walked into the house and set fire to the family home where a baby was sleeping. Like a coward he then ran off in an attempt to evade justice and when captured, tried to deny any knowledge of the offence."
– Detective Constable Andy Barnsley, West Midlands Police