Cambridge man admits £10,000 arson at Leonard Stanley home
A 29-YEAR-OLD Cambridge man has admitted starting a £10,000 fire at the home of a man in Leonard Stanley.
Alistair Gymer of Bristol Road, is said to have used accelerant to set fire to a motorcycle parked in a garden of Alan Masefield's home in Wesley Road, Leonard Stanley, causing it to explode.
At Gloucester Crown Court today he admitted arson being reckless whether the life of Mr Masefield was endangered on May 25, 2013.
Recorder Rosemary Collins bailed him for psychiatric and pre-sentence reports to be prepared.
After Recorder Collins had told Gymer the terms of his bail and instructed him to return for sentence on November 29, she said "You don't seem to be following me?"
He replied: "Sorry, I haven't done this before and I haven't been here before."
The Recorder said: "You have got some previous convictions, haven't you?"
"Yes, in the mags but not in the Crown," said Gymer.
The Recorder told him: "It's not that different apart from the fact we wear slightly different outfits!"