Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a woman has been jailed for arson in Milton Keynes.
Lorraine Pile, aged 27, from Netherfield, pleaded guilty to one count of arson at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday 16th July.
Pile was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment.
The sentence is in connection with an incident on 17 April 2019 when Pile deliberately started a fire in the public reception area of Milton Keynes University Hospital.
Pile was arrested shortly after the incident on 18 April and was charged the following day.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Greg Hughes, of Force CID, based at Milton Keynes police station, said:
“Pile’s actions were reckless and could have resulted in extensive damage to the hospital, putting lives at risk.
“Thankfully, the fire was located and put out quickly.
“As a result of her actions, Pile will now serve a prison sentence.”
Milton Keynes University Hospital has been contacted for comment.