A man from Kent who tried to set fire to a car with a young child inside has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Kyle Allen poured petrol over a Mercedes-Benz, which also contained two women and a dog, during an incident outside his home address in Cantium Place in July 2017.
The 32-year-old emptied the contents of a five litre fuel container over the body of the car. He then attempted to ignite the fuel with his lighter, but failed.
One of the victims attempted to drive the vehicle to safety, before stopping a short distance away fearing it would burst into flames.
Police arrested him shortly afterwards. At Maidstone Crown Court he later pleaded guilty to attempted arson with intent to endanger life. He also admitted two counts of causing actual bodily harm, relating to separate incidents.
An additional five charges relating to further assaults and a fraud were ordered by the judge to lie on file.
He was sentenced at the same court on Wednesday 25 April 2018, where he was also given an extended licence of three years.