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US NewsHeroin addict jailed for starting major fire at Nottingham station

17:16  13 august  2019
17:16  13 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A major fire caused chaos at Nottingham railway station despite recent modernisation work. But what is known about the cause and how it spread? The fire started in a set of women's toilets on the new side of the station at about 06:30 GMT on Friday. A member of staff told the BBC they had seen

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Heroin addict jailed for starting major fire at Nottingham station © Getty Gemma Peat was taking drugs in the toilet before the fire started A woman has been sentenced to 25 months in prison after starting a major fire at Nottingham railway station.

Gemma Peat admitted starting the fire in the women's toilet, which caused more than £5.6m of damage in January last year.

The 34-year-old had been taking heroin and crack in the toilet before the fire accidentally started in a sanitary bin.

More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze at the Grade II listed station on the morning of 12 January.

Heroin addict jailed for starting major fire at Nottingham station © Getty It took more than 27 hours to bring under control after it spread to the main concourse and roof and caused major travel disruption.

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A 41-year-old heroin addict , who attacked an 80-year-old sacristan in a church when he tried to stop him stealing the contents of the church collection box, has been jailed for three years for what a judge described as O’Donovan was arrested and brought to the Bridewell Garda station for questioning.

Peat, of Wilford Crescent, Nottingham, originally denied arson but changed her plea last week.

She had previously committed 108 different offences including shoplifting, knife possession and assaulting emergency workers.

Sentencing Peat, the judge Gregory Dickinson QC said: "This offence is a consequence of drug addiction. Your reason for going into a toilet was to smoke heroin and crack cocaine.

"At some point you recklessly discarded smouldering debris in a sanitary bin in the cubicle.

Heroin addict jailed for starting major fire at Nottingham station © Getty

"The bin must have been smouldering as you left. You should have realised but you may not have done in your drugged up state."

The judge added: "It was a stupid and dangerous thing to do and it disregarded the safety of the public.

"However, it is important to establish that this fire was started recklessly - thoughtlessly but not deliberately."

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Nottingham train station has reopened but disruption continues on several routes following a huge fire which police are treating as arson. It is a busy day for the station , with football fans travelling to the city for Nottingham Forest's home fixture against Aston Villa, and Notts County supporters heading

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Peat's lawyer, said she was already intoxicated on the morning of the fire and had gone into the toilet "in search of somewhere that was warm and dry" to take her drugs.

Heroin addict jailed for starting major fire at Nottingham station © Other The fire spread to the roof and the main concourse. Pic: @nottsfire

"In the next 30 minutes or so she took those drugs - heroin and crack cocaine. A naked flame has to be introduced to take both of those," said Adrian Langdale.

"It is likely that she disposed of the materials she used and got rid of it in the only way she could have done - in a sanitary box in the corner."

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