Arsonists locked-up after setting fire to stolen BMW in Farnborough

PUBLISHED: 12:09 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:09 18 April 2013

Husayn Pardhan

Husayn Pardhan


A pair of arsonists who set fire to a stolen car after being chased by Bromley police have been sentenced to time in a young offender institution.

Charlie Hurley, 21, of Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham denied the charges, but was found guilty of arson and dangerous driving before being sentenced to a total of two years and three months in a young offender institution at Croydon Crown Court on April 4.

Husayn Pardhan, 18, of St Leonards Rise, Orpington also denied the charges, but was found guilty of arson and sentenced to a year in an institution.

In April last year, officers in Petts Wood saw a stolen BMW with false number plates travelling along Crofton Lane.

After attempting to stop the vehicle, Hurley and Pardhan reached speeds of up to 80mph as they attempt to evade police along Sevenoaks Road and Tubbenden Lane.

The vehicle was later found on fire in Bassetts Way, Farnborough. Officers were aided by the MPS Air Support and Dog Units in tracking the suspects through a wooded area, before arresting them in Broadwater Gardens.

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