Arsonist faces sentencing after torching bins


An arsonist is being assessed by the probation service before sentencing to establish the extent of risk he poses to the public.

Josh Healey, 21, of Arundel Close, Chesterfield, has admitted torching two bins at recycling company MSK Special Ingredients and also admitted twice using threatening behaviour on buses, according to Chesterfield magistrates’ court.

Prosecuting solicitor Gillian Foxcroft said: “There were two incidents on local buses which were disturbing for the bus drivers while they were doing their job.

“He also damaged two bins at the recycling company worth £400 each after he lit them both.”

Healey pleaded guilty at court on April 8 to two counts of threatening behaviour committed in Chesterfield on January 20 and 27 and pleaded guilty to committing arson on February 26.

District Judge Andrew Davison adjourned the case until May 3 to allow the probation service to prepare a report to assess Healey’s risk to the public before sentencing.

Healey was released on conditional bail on the grounds he co-operates with the probation service, does not go to Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, where there is a bus terminus and does not go on any Stagecoach bus.