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Man pleads guilty to burning a Liberal Democrat councillor’s home

The Sutton Guardian reports:

A Wallington man has pleaded guilty to burning a Liberal Democrat councillor’s home.

Dunstan Thomas, of Sandy Lane South, admitted arson with reckless intent to endanger life at a case management hearing at Croydon Crown Court…

The 41-year-old engaged in a stand off with police and refused to leave the burning building belonging to Carshalton Central councillor Hamish Pollock, a former deputy-mayor of Sutton and secondary school governor, with two teenage children.

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