October 3, 2023 10.42 am This story is over 7 months old

Asylum seeker who set fire to Skegness hotel jailed

“It was a cry for help,” his solicitor said

An asylum seeker who started a fire and assaulted a security guard in the Skegness hotel where he was being housed has been jailed for six months.

Musba Missa, 22, set light to a sofa in the communal reception area of the Chatsworth Hotel on 8 May. Lincoln Crown Court heard another resident was sitting down in the room but Missa became aggressive and tried to stop a security guard from putting out the blaze.

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