Woman guilty of setting fire to £2,000 worth of clothes

Rahela Ahmed, 37, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday (May 13) charged with arson, threatening to damage/destroy property and assault of an emergency worker.

She previously pleaded not guilty and stood trial at the same court this week.

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It was heard that on March 15, 2022, in Field Avenue, Oxford, she set fire to £2,000 worth of clothing belonging to Bradley Harding.

The count of threatening arson allegedly occurred the day before while the assault on an emergency worker, namely a police officer, occurred on March 17.

Ahmed, of Field Avenue, Oxford, was found guilty after a day-long trial and will now be sentenced on June 14.

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