Woman jailed for nine years over Cayton arson attack

Jayne Bladen
Jayne Bladen

A woman who torched the home of her former lover after he spurned her advances before boasting about it on Facebook has been jailed for nine years.

Jayne Bladen, 47, had earlier bombarded Norman Terrell with 26 text messages telling him she wanted to see him inside his holiday caravan in Cayton, which had become his permanent home.

About an hour before the blaze, Mr Terrell, 51, received a chilling text from Bladen which read: “I’m outside yours.”

Bladen, Royal Avenue, Scarborough, was charged with arson with intent to damage property and endanger the life of Mr Terrell.

She was found guilty following a trial at York Crown Court.