An arsonist has been jailed for five years and eight months after CCTV footage captured the moment he caught fire and fled across the main road after torching a chip shop in North Yorkshire.
Lubos Filek, 40, caused more than £100,000 of damage to Abbey Fisheries in Selby. Emergency services were called to the shop in Gowthorpe at 3.50am on 21 March 2019 after members of the public reported the blaze.
As fire rapidly spread through the building, Filek ran away. However, flames ignited his clothes and he suffered burns to his hands and body.
Filek discarded some items of clothing in an alleyway nearby. They were still smouldering when officers found them.
- WATCH: The CCTV was posted on North Yorkshire Police's Facebook page
- Speaking after the hearing, Detective Constable Peter Smith who led the investigation by York CID, said: