Man jailed for arson attack

A man has been jailed for an arson attack which endangered the lives of a Luton family.

Javed Lal, 43, was jailed for three-and-a-half-years at Luton Crown Court for arson recklessly endangering life.

Lal, of Arundel Road, Luton was arrested in April at Heathrow Airport as he tried to flee the country

Lal was wanted by Bedfordshire Police in connection with an arson involving an ice cream van at a house in Oakley Road, Luton on April 2nd.

He was caught trying to leave the country the day before he was due to speak to officers at Luton Police Station in connection with the investigation.

Lal admitted the charge at an earlier hearing and was sentenced on Wednesday.