Thompson's fire destroyed 140-year-old shop

Thompson jailed for riots blaze
Gordon Thompson, 34, was jailed for eleven and a half years Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Thompson jailed for riots blaze
The blaze destroyed the 140-year-old furniture shop Credit: ITV News

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Riots arsonist jailed for 11 yrs

A looter who has admitted starting a massive fire that destroyed a 140-year-old furniture shop in Croydon during last summer's riots has been jailed for 11 and a half years. Gordon Thompson pleaded guilty to arson and burglary.