The senior investigating officer in the case of Andrew Heath, who was killed after an arson attack on his home in 2011, has said:
“This landmark in the case means we are nearing the end of what has been a long and complex investigation. It is now more than 18 months since the fire occurred at Andrew’s flat and Martin has finally admitted he is responsible for his death.
“When he was killed, his family asked the police and the public to help them find some answers; I hope this conviction has gone some way to do that. I would like to thank all those members of public who offered statements and came forward as witnesses; their efforts have led to directly to today’s conviction.”
Daniel Martin is due to be sentenced on 26 July.
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