Sentence – Length of sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a sentence of two years' imprisonment, following the offender's plea of guilty to an offence of arson, contrary to s 1(2) and (3) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971, had been unduly lenient. The sentence was substituted for one of three years' imprisonment in circumstances where the fire had been started against the wall of a mid-terraced property.