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Jail for Bromley arson mum

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who nearly killed her husband after setting fire to the family home, has been jailed for 30 months.

Rita Jeffrey, aged 58, poured spirit onto the carpet of her home in Park Hill Road, Bromley, and set it alight while husband Barry was upstairs, Croydon Crown Court heard.

Firefighters rescued Mr Jeffrey after the incident on March 12. He was airlifted to hospital and spent four days in intensive care.

Defending, Laban Leake said the couple's marriage had been a very unhappy one.

Jeffrey admitted charges of arson and being reckless as to whether life was endangered, and was jailed for 30 months.

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