Man jailed for attempted murder after two houses set on fire

Naveed Iqbal, 34, was found guilty of attempted murder at Glasgow High Court. Picture: Police Scotland
Naveed Iqbal, 34, was found guilty of attempted murder at Glasgow High Court. Picture: Police Scotland
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A MAN has been sent to jail for 16 years after he set two homes on fire.

Naveed Iqbal, 34, was found guilty of attempted murder at Glasgow High Court.

Lit bottles containing a flammable liquid were thrown through ground floor windows of two houses in Glenrothes on March 28.

Seven people were in a house in Adrian Road and six people were within a house in Alexander Road when the properties were set alight at around 11.30pm.

A 16-year-old boy at the Adrian Road house sustained non life-threatening burns to his chest and torso and was taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

Iqbal was today senced in 16 years in prison.

Detective Inspector Paul Dick of Glenrothes CID, said: “A teenage boy has been left permanently scarred as a result of Iqbal’s actions which directly endangered the lives of 13 people, the youngest of which was a three-year-old girl.

“As a result of a thorough investigation which involved resources from CID, uniform officers and colleagues in forensics, Iqbal was identified as being responsible. CCTV proved invaluable in this inquiry, as did the support of the local community.

“Iqbal’s actions could have had catastrophic consequences. He risked the lives of two families, as well as those of the residents living nearby, and we welcome this outcome.”