Oxford

Blackbird Leys 'revenge' arsonist sectioned indefinitely

Mallard Close, Oxford
Image caption The residents of the house in Mallard Close jumped from an upstairs window to escape the fire

A man who started a fire which saw five people jump from a first-floor window has been sectioned indefinitely.

Martin Nganga set fire to a house in Mallard Close, Blackbird Leys, in January 2014.

Oxford Crown Court previously heard he was seeking revenge against a man he believed was having an affair with his wife.

The 47-year-old poured petrol into the hallway of the house before setting it alight.

A man broke his leg when he escaped the property by jumping from a window. All five people were taken to hospital.

Nganga was found guilty of arson with intent to endanger life following a trial in May.

He was earlier detained under the Mental Health Act.

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