A hunter who began a fire in the driveway of Loose lady TV celebrity Denise Welch’s house, fleeing her “scared”, has been imprisoned. BBC wrote.
Toraq Wyngard of age 64, who was seen with a kitchen knife in his bag, drove £4,285 of harm after the fire spread.
The retired Coronation Street actress exposed to Manchester Crown Court that his activities had “changed her life”.
He was imprisoned for 7 years and seven months for stalking, arson, control of a knife, and criminal injury.
The court listened to that, merely before 23:00 BST on 19 September 2020, Wyngard created a fire in a skip outside the residence the actress conveys with her spouse Lincoln Townley in Cheshire
Ms. Welch, who occurred via videolink from the US, told she had been warned of the fire by her spouse’s “piercing scream” when an associate of the public hit on their entrance after blotting the flames.
Gareth Bellis, charging, said CCTV revealed a man in a distinguishing baseball cap glancing around the property before seeming to rush an accelerant into the skip and put it alight. The fire extended to the garage.
Wyngard, of Cannon Street, was thereafter arrested nearby unraveling the cap, wrapped in metallic pin badges, and the officer located a kitchen knife in his backpack.
The court listened that he proclaimed to be a press photographer after police discovered two cameras in his bag.
Officers even located several cameras, some hidden, and binoculars during a quest of his home.
On 10 February 2021, when Wyngard was discharged under investigation, Ms. Welch and Mr. Townley uncovered the terms “Witch” and “Pimp” along with an upside-down cross scribbled on their front gate in blue marker pen, the court was informed.
CCTV revealed Wyngard noting the graffiti and he was even seen at a nearby shop purchasing the pen.
Ms. Welch informed the court: “This entire experience scared me and continues to do so.”
“It has changed my life. I own wonderful life and this man has permanently scarred it,” she said.
The court listened that the couple now spends £2,000 a month on further security.
Wyngard pleaded culpable to the stalking charges at a hearing before September but his sentencing was postponed after he later tried to adjust his appeals, arguing he had been “pressured” into confessing the offenses, the court heard.
His application to modify his appeals was abandoned but Louise Cowen, safeguarding, said Wyngard claimed he was not guilty.
She said he was sorrowed from bipolar affective disorder and had been failing to carry his medication.
Sentencing Wyngard, court Judge Michael Leeming spoke: “You have conveyed not a single word of regret, not a single word of trouble for your victims at all. Judge also told that his only concern is his interest.