Life for gay bar arsonist


A man has been jailed for life for setting fire to a gay bar in south London.

In a “carefully calculated attack”, Jason Fossett set fire to rubbish outside the Two Brewers pub in London’s Clapham on 20 March this year.

The blaze was spotted early and extinguished.

Fossett pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life.

In 2004, he was sentenced to eight years for targeting the same venue.

PC Waterman said: “Fossett is clearly a dangerous character who deliberately went out of his way to set fire to the bar in a carefully calculated attack.

It was sheer luck that the fire was spotted in its early stage to prevent any further damage or anyone sustaining injuries.

“I hope Fossett uses his time behind bars to reflect on his actions.”

Fossett will serve a minimum sentence of three years and 244 days.