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Man jailed after setting fire to a block of flats in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham man David John Ogle, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today and has been jailed for four years and six months. Ogle pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of arson reckless as to whether life would be endangered.

The assault chargers refer to Ogle assaulting a 46-year-old woman in two attacks between February and August 2017.

On the afternoon of 24 August 2017, 14 calls were received by the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Control Room to a flat in Rose Close, St Ann’s. The fire severely damaged the flat and could have spread to those adjacent. Other occupants had to make there escape through the flames resulting in a number suffering burns.

A joint fire investigation determined the cause of the fire as deliberate. A bag had been left outside a first floor flat and set alight.

Ogle was placed at the scene by CCTV and witness testimony with evidence of Ogle walking towards the flats with a bag and before walking away empty handed.

Detective Sergeant Luke Waller of Nottinghamshire Police stated “Ogle is clearly a very violent man with complete disregard for the lives of others.

“The horror those residents were put through will stay with them for a long time after being woken in the middle of the night in fear, I hope they now have some relief knowing that this dangerous man is behind bars.”

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