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Walsall house fire murder attempt CCTV released

Footage showing the moment a spurned lover attempted to kill his former partner by setting fire to her home has been released.

Gary Griffiths, 44, from Brownhills, bought five litres of petrol at a local filling station before pouring it through the letterbox of the house in Walsall.

He was caught on camera trying to ignite the fuel in the early hours of 4 March.

West Midlands Police published the footage on Tuesday after Griffiths was jailed for 16 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday.

  • 06 Jan 2015