Malcolm Simpson found guilty of Lancaster Road arsons

Malcolm Simpson found guilty of Lancaster Road arsons

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Nicola Hine

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Malcolm Simpson found guilty of Lancaster Road arsons

Three guilty verdicts have been returned today in the trial of a Maidenhead pensioner accused of starting three deliberate fires in his own street.

Malcolm Simpson was convicted of three counts of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered in relation to two house fires and a truck fire in Lancaster Road.

A jury of six men and six women took almost seven hours to make its decision.

Simpson, 68, has been standing trial at Reading Crown Court since Monday, May 20.

He will be sentenced on a date yet to be fixed.

Read previous reports from the case below.

Update 1 - Malcolm Simpson, 68, on trial for Lancaster Road arsons

Update 2 - Simpson trial: Arson victim questioned by defence

Update 3 - Simpson trial: Neighbour claims defendant was 'obsessed' with victim

Update 4 - Simpson trial: Pensioner denies starting fires

Update 5 - Simpson trial: Jury considers its verdicts

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