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.
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Doors have been smashed and thousands of pounds in cash, jewellery and camera equipment taken in a spate of burglaries in Farnham, Surrey.
The forecast for the east of the ITV Meridian region from Becky.
The forecast for the west of the region from Becky.