Caretaker guilty of killing jockeys

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A labourer was found guilty yesterday of manslaughter after two young jockeys died in a fire he had started in a block of flats.

Peter Brown, 37, set fire to Buckrose Court in Norton, North Yorkshire, where he had been a caretaker, in revenge for being refused entry to a party in one of the flats last September.

Jamie Kyne, 18, from Kiltrogue, Co Galway in Ireland, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar in Scotland died after being trapped at the top of the building.

Brown was cleared of murder and arson with intent to endanger life. Mrs Justice Nicola Davies adjourned sentencing for the completion of reports.