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Brought to justice
A man has admitted deliberately starting a series of fires in Rayleigh following an investigation by our officers.
Chris Weedon started the fires, which caused damage to business premises and stock in Eastwood Road and the High Street between 11pm and 11.30pm on 4 July.
Fortunately no-one was injured.
The 28 year-old, of Waltham Road, Rayleigh, was arrested and later charged with one count of arson endangering life and five counts of arson.
Appearing at Basildon Crown Court on 24 October he admitted the charges and is now due to be sentenced at the same court on 5 December.
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