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Arsonist jailed for setting fire to house with wife and children inside

Thomas Galloway Credit: Cumbria Police

An arsonist has been jailed for setting fire to a bed inside a house while his wife and three children slept.

Thomas Galloway, 22, of Thomas Street, Carlisle was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today to five years for arson with intent to endanger life.

At 5am on 17 April police were called to a house fire at a property on Thomas Street in Carlisle.

Following police investigation it was established that Galloway started the fire deliberately. While nobody was injured, extensive damage was caused to the property.

“Galloway knowingly put the lives of his wife and children in danger due to his actions. Thankfully no one was hurt, however this incident could have easily ended in tragedy. Justice has been served today, and I hope it gives the victims the opportunity to move on with their lives.”

– DC Fiona Murray, Cumbria Police