Man admits arson on ex
A VENGEFUL man has admitted an arson attack on the home of his ex-girlfriend following an acrimonious split.
Michael Lane, 32, appeared before the Old Bailey charged with setting light to a house in Erith, Kent, in the early hours of June 28.
Lane, of Sidcup, pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life by damaging the home of Heidi James.
At the time of the attack, Ms James was at the end-of-terrace house with her parents, twin brothers Frankie and Joe and a young boy.
The Crown accepted the plea and asked for six counts of attempted murder – which he denied – to lie on court file.
Lane was remanded in custody until his sentencing at the Old Bailey on February 10.