Chip shop arsonist who set himself on fire is jailed

A man has been sentenced to over five years in prison following an arson attack at Abbey Fisheries in Selby.

Lubos Filek, 40, from Selby, caused over £100,000 of damage to the property back in March - turning his own body into a fireball as he fled the scene on Leeds Road.

Luckily, fire crews managed to prevent the blaze spreading to the neighbouring properties.

Filek was sentenced at York Crown Court, where he refused to justify his motive.

He was caught by police after DNA checks were performed on smouldering remnants of his clothing found in a nearby alleyway by police.

Detective Constable Peter Smith, who led the investigation, was thankful the fire was contained to just the fish shop.

Lubos Filek has been sentenced to five years in prison Credit: North Yorkshire Police