A racist, Daniel Lawson, aged 24, has been jailed for terrorising a family by putting a lit firework through the door of their home as they slept.
Lawson, aged 24, and his accomplices traumatised the Kosovan family so much that they are leaving the country, Plymouth Crown Court heard.
The Kosovan father managed to put out the blaze started by the lit firework before one of the yobs threw another two at the house in North Prospect.
Judge Paul Darlow, jailing Lawson for three years and 11 months, said his crime had brought “shame” on his community. He told him: “Your actions and those of your mates were those of racist cowards. I am confident your actions will fill others in your community with disgust.”
Lawson was arrested and bragged in police interview: “EPNW, English Pride, Nation Wide”. Lawson, of Grassendale Avenue, North Prospect, admitted arson on August 12 last year.
Judge Darlow told him: “You terrorised a young family. You have care of children, you should have some sort of insight of what it would have been like to have louts like you launching a sustained attack on the house with three separate fireworks.”
Investigating officer DC Anne Rose said after the hearing: “I think the sentence reflects the fact that any offence of a racist nature will not be tolerated in this city.
“Everyone has the right to live quietly in their own homes free from the attentions of racist thugs.”
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