Bridegroom who started wedding fire jailed

Max Kay pictured in December 2011
Max Kay pictured in December 2011

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.

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Groom jailed for wedding fire

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