March 6, 2020 6.14 pm This story is over 49 months old

Arsonist jailed for endangering life at Grimsby property

He was also sentenced for a number of other offences

A 22-year-old man from Grimsby has been jailed for eight years and four months over multiple offences including arson and endangering life.

Mark Cole, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to all offences on Monday, September 30, 2019. This included arson, which relates to an incident at a property on Elsenham Road in Grimsby on Monday, April 22, 2019.

He was also sentenced for a number of other offences committed in December 2018, including an assault on a police officer, two counts of burglary at an address on Elsenham Road, and assault causing actual bodily harm.

He was given eight years and four months for arson, along with concurrent sentences for burglary, assault and assaulting an emergency worker. He was given a further four years on extended licence after his release.

Detective Constable Chris Clarke from Grimsby Criminal Investigation Department said: “Cole is a prolific offender who was responsible for a string of crimes in Grimsby including the very serious offence of arson with intent to endanger life.

“His sustained campaign of crime not only caused distress and anguish, but put other people’s lives at risk.

“He now has significant time behind bars where he’ll be unable to cause any more problems for the people and communities in Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire.”