Seven years for councillor who set fire to wife

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AN accountant was yesterday jailed for seven years after being convicted of pouring petrol over his unfaithful wife and setting her alight.

Warwick Crown Court found Trevor Eames, 55, guilty of causing his wife, Ursula, grievous bodily harm with intent. Judge Richard Bray told Eames, a local councillor, he was guilty of a premeditated terrible deed.

He said: "I am certain the offence was premeditated because your wife dared to leave you, you inflicted a terrible revenge on her. You poured petrol on to her neck then set fire to her. Then you stood by grinning.

"As a result she has suffered the most horrible of injuries which will be with her for the remainder of her life."