A MAN who was seriously injured in an explosion at a motorcyclists’ clubhouse was jailed today for taking part in the fire attack on the premises.
Adam Andrews, 35, was rushed to hospital after a blaze destroyed the property in Moredun, Edinburgh, in August 2018 – also damaging an electricity sub station.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard that hours before the blaze a mob, including masked and armed individuals, turned up at the lockup and tried to force their way in.
Andrews and an accomplice later went to the scene and ignited flammable material doused in an accelerant which was used to set the premises alight.
Andrews, of Glasgow, had denied wilful fireraising at the garage at Moredun Park on August 11 and 12, 2018, while acting with another, but was found guilty of the crime.
The fire caused the collapse of the garage and damaged a telephone pole and a nearby sub station, causing a mass outage.
After the offence Andrews, who appeared in court with tattoos on his head of a skull wearing a winged German-style helmet, claimed he was treated as a suspect when he was the victim.
But advocate depute Margaret Barron told jurors: “Based on the circumstantial evidence you can conclude that it was Mr Andrews, along with the unidentified man caught on CCTV, who was responsible for the fire that destroyed the property.”
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