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Man to be sentenced for fire death

A man who set fire to bins, killing a man who was trapped after the blaze engulfed his maisonette, will be sentenced by a High Court judge today.

Daniel Martin, 25, pleaded guilty last May to the manslaughter of Andrew Heath, whose body was found by emergency crews called out to the fire in Chedworth Close, Warndon, Worcester.

Mr Heath, 52, died in the early hours of December 14, 2011, after a number of wheelie bins were placed at the entrance to his mainsonette and set alight.

Martin, previously of Canterbury Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court by Mrs Justice Thirlwall.

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