Norwich Man Guilty Of Arson And Insurance Fraud

5 August 2014, 05:50 | Updated: 5 August 2014, 05:54

A Norwich man who set fire to his family business has been found guilty of arson and insurance fraud.

40-year-old Justin Hindry, of Manor Farm Close, Drayton was convicted at Norwich Crown Court on Monday, 4th August.

It's after a fire at the Aylsham Bathroom and Kitchen Centre in Aylsham in June 2012, and a subsequent, fraudulent insurance claim.

Hindry had also denied two further counts of arson and fraud in relation to a separate incident at Haven Seashore Holiday Park, Yarmouth, in November 2011. He was cleared of these charges.

Detective Sergeant Darren Reade, from Yarmouth CID, who led the investigation said: "Hindry thought to con emergency services, detectives and his insurance company by setting fire to his struggling business to make money out of the claim. He also deceived his own staff, many of whom had supported him throughout the investigation.”

Hindry has been remanded in custody while the case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports. He will be sentenced at a later date.