Kettering woman admits arson after house fire

She will be sentenced next year

The scene after the blaze.
The scene after the blaze.

A woman has admitted arson after setting fire to a terraced house in Kettering.

Alarna Greenman, 36, was arrested after the blaze at her home in Stamford Road at about 4.30am on August 22.

Firefighters from Rothwell, Kettering and Burton Latimer were called to the scene to put out the fire, which started in the living room.

The house suffered significant damage and was boarded up.

At the time police said a woman was taken to hospital to be treated for suspected smoke inhalation, but that no-one else was harmed was in the incident.

Today (Friday) at Northampton Crown Court Greenman admitted reckless arson.

She also pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker after police officers were attacked at the scene

His Honour Judge David Herbert QC adjourned the case so a pre-sentence report and psychiatric report could be carried out.

Greenman, who appeared over videolink from HMP Peterborough, was told she will remain in custody until her sentencing hearing on January 21 next year.

Judge Herbert told Greenman that she may be facing a prison sentence.

He said: "Any offence of arson is a serious matter."

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