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.