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19 August 2017

Man who torched historic Tudor mansion causing £5million worth of damaged jailed for four-and-a-half years

A MAN who torched a Tudor mansion, causing damage worth £5million, has been sent to prison for 4½ years.

Boozed-up Jeremy Taylor, 28, was high on cannabis and “feeling sorry for himself” when he set fire to Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester, in March 2016.

Jeremy Taylor
Manchester Evening News

Jeremy Taylor torched a historic Tudor mansion while high on drugs and alcohol[/caption]

The 28-year-old caused £5million worth of damage to the 16th century home
PA

The 28-year-old caused £5million worth of damage to the 16th century home[/caption]

His DNA was found on a match.

Taylor, of Wythenshawe, admitted arson at Manchester crown court.

Jailing him, Judge Martin Rudland praised the work of fire investigators, saying: “This turns on one match.”

The house was given to the city of Manchester in 1926 and was used to teach schoolkids about their history and heritage.

The bill to taxpayers for repairing the damage and restoration is estimated to be up to £5.2 million.


Taylor was said to be 'feeling sorry for himself'
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Taylor was said to be ‘feeling sorry for himself’ when he set fire to the mansion[/caption]

He was nailed for the crime after his DNA was found at the scene
PA

He was nailed for the crime after his DNA was found at the scene[/caption]

Before being torched, Wythenshawe Hall was used to teach schoolkids about history and heritage
Manchester Evening News

Before being torched, Wythenshawe Hall was used to teach schoolkids about history and heritage[/caption]

He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars at Manchester Crown Court
Alamy

He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars at Manchester Crown Court[/caption]

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