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A groom who set fire to his own wedding venue was caught on CCTV going into a drawing room at Peckforton Castle Hotel in Cheshire where the blaze started. Witnesses said 37-year-old Max Kay from Hunts Cross in Liverpool was drunk.
A bridegroom who starting a devastating fire at the country house where his wedding reception was held has been jailed for six years.
Max Kay caused £6 million worth of damage to Peckforton Castle Hotel, near Tarporley, Cheshire. The blaze led to almost 200 people, including 11 children, being evacuated.
Kay, 36, from Liverpool, pleaded guilty to a charge of arson that was reckless as to whether life was endangered.
Bridegroom Max Kay has been sentenced to six years in jail at Chester Crown for starting a fire at the country house hotel where his wedding reception was held.
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Court hears how Max Kay from Liverpool was trying to impress his friends when he got into an argument with hotel staff.