Prison Officer held for fire at his mother’s house

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    A 48-year-old Prison Officer has been arrested in connection with a fire at his mother’s house.

    Yesterday, the suspect allegedly entered his mother’s bedroom and attempted to light a cloth on fire.

    When he was told not to, he left and returned with a bottle of a flammable liquid and began throwing it all over the house.

    He then took a lighter and allegedly set the house on fire.

    The woman was able to escape, with the flames later extinguished by Fire Officers.

    There was damage to a bedroom, walls, ceiling and appliances.