MIRTH Silly ar­son­ists’ 50-lager binge

Midweek Sport - - AGONY SPECIAL -

TWO yobs downed 50 cans of lager be­tween them be­fore torch­ing a woman’s car.

Ti­mothy Ran­dall and Christopher Cooper were said to be “blad­dered” from drink­ing the lager and 12 litres of cider when they came across the Re­nault Clio.

Teesside Crown Court heard how po­lice in­quiries re­sulted in wit­nesses de­scrib­ing two men as hav­ing set the car alight be­fore walk­ing away.

Cops traced the pair and Ran­dall, 19, said that he had been out drink­ing with 22-year-old Cooper all week­end.

Cooper said that he was very drunk and had only three hours’ sleep when they the pair torched the car.

Both ad­mit­ted ar­son and breaches of sus­pended sen­tences. Ran­dall, of Redcar, got two years’ de­ten­tion and Cooper, of Lof­tus, 18 months’ jail.

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