Serial arsonist

He started fires at hospitals, hotels and leisure complexes across the south east. His intention - to evacuate buildings so he could steal cash from inside. In one arson attack Thomas Ashcroft caused £30,000 worth of damage - yet managed to steal just £25. Tom Savvides reports.


Jail for Kent hospital arsonist

A burglar who pleaded guilty to deliberately starting fires at two hospitals and a hotel has been sentenced to 8 years.