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24 July 2019, 11:59 | Updated: 24 July 2019, 12:01
A woman has been jailed for setting a fire in the reception area of Milton Keynes Hospital.
Lorraine Pile, 27, of The Hide, Netherfield, pleaded guilty to one count of arson at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday 16th July where she was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment.
Fire crews were sent to the hospital on the 17th of April when Pile started the fire in the hospital reception area.
Pile was arrested the next day charged the following day (19th)
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Greg Hughes, of Force CID, based at Milton Keynes police station, said:
“Pile’s actions were reckless and could have resulted in
extensive damage to the hospital, putting lives at risk.
Thankfully, the fire was located and put out quickly.
As a result of her actions, Pile will now serve a prison sentence.”