Burglar jailed for fire that killed two
A burglar who killed a father and daughter in a fire he started in an attempt to cover his tracks has been jailed for 20 years.
Daniel Jones, 29, set a house in Stanley, Wakefield, alight in October 2016 in a bid to destroy CCTV evidence of a nearby break-in.
Andrew Broadhead, 42, and his daughter Kiera, eight, died in the fire.
At Leeds Crown Court yesterday, Jones, of Knottingley, was cleared by a jury of murder but was convicted of manslaughter.