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Man denies setting shed alight

PUBLISHED: 14:48 14 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 March 2010

POLICE officers who investigated the sound of breaking glass discovered a man trying to set light to a garden shed, it was alleged at Ipswich Crown Court.

POLICE officers who investigated the sound of breaking glass discovered a man trying to set light to a garden shed, it was alleged at Ipswich Crown Court.

The plain clothed officers who were on duty in the Austin Street and Vaughan Street area of Ipswich went down an alleyway and allegedly saw 41-year-old Billy Parker removing glass from a shed window.

They then allegedly saw Parker trying to set light to a net curtain in the shed with a cigarette lighter, said Peter Gair prosecuting.

When Parker became aware of the officers watching him he jumped on the shed roof and ran off through a neighbouring garden but was eventually arrested.

Parker, of Johnston Close, Ipswich has denied attempted arson.

He claims that he can remember going down the alleyway and being on the shed roof but nothing else.

The trial continues.


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