Woman jailed for arson

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A WOMAN has been jailed for 18 months after admitting she started a fire deliberately.

Karen Weatherall was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday, May 13, after pleading guilty to committing arson recklessly.

The 49-year-old, of Springfield Rise, Matlock, had set fire to carrier bags and cardboard at the door of The Ritz Building, Causeway Lane, Matlock, in the early hours of October 13, 2010.

The fire caused smoke damage.