Deaf News: Deaf arsonist caught on camera carrying out petrol attack on another Deaf family

Posted on October 7, 2015

Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus has reported on a disturbing story of a Deaf arsonist carrying out a petrol attack on another Deaf family’s house while they were asleep. Read the full story here.


A DRUG-FUELLED arsonist paid to carry out an attack on a house where a deaf family was asleep has been jailed for more than five years.

Michael Douglas was caught on CCTV pouring a gallon of petrol at the property in Manscombe Road, Allerton, Bradford, at 5am on May 26.

Douglas, 26, who is himself profoundly deaf, emptied the fuel can in front of the detached house and garage before his hooded accomplice set it alight, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Douglas was drunk and had been taking cannabis and cocaine.

The court watched film of the two fire raisers arriving at the house in a silver Ford Focus and starting the blaze, which flares up in front of the living room window and garage.


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