July 18, 2018 2.21 pm This story is over 68 months old

Scunthorpe hotel arsonist jailed for 12 years

“He endangered the lives of many people”

An arsonist has been jailed for 12 years for deliberately setting a fire in a storage room of the Royal Hotel in Scunthorpe.

Jamaine Parker, 22, of no fixed abode appeared in court on July 6 before being sentenced in relation to the incident, which took place in the early hours of February 27 2018.

Detective Sergeant Darminder Chatha from Scunthorpe spoke after the sentencing saying: “This is an appropriate sentence for the crime Jamaine committed. He endangered the lives of many people when he set a fire at the Royal Hotel in February.

“My team, along with colleagues at Humber Fire and Rescue Service, carried out a thorough investigation into the incident. I am very grateful for the help and support from the hotel management throughout our enquiries.”