Unfastened Girls panellist Denise Welch, 63, has mentioned she’s been left “completely scarred”. The previous Coronation Avenue actress gave proof over video-link from the US as Toraq Wyngard, 64, was sentenced at Chester Crown Courtroom on Thursday.
The courtroom heard that, simply earlier than 11pm on September 19 2020, Wyngard began a fireplace in a skip exterior her household house.
Following the decision, Denise mentioned: “It has modified my life. I’ve a beautiful life and this man has completely scarred it.”
Wyngard beforehand admitted to stalking the actress and inflicting critical alarm or misery for offences that occurred between September 18, 2020, and February 11, 2021.
He additionally pleaded responsible to prices of possession of a knife, felony harm, and arson, after setting fireplace to a skip within the driveway of Welch’s Cheshire house that she shares with husband Lincoln Townley, police mentioned.
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In an announcement launched by police final yr, Denise mentioned she and her husband have been relieved Wyngard had pleaded responsible.
Denise informed the courtroom: “This complete expertise terrified me and continues to take action.”
Lincoln, who appeared by way of video-link together with his spouse, mentioned: “My household means all the pieces to me and the considered not with the ability to defend them from this expertise has left me feeling powerless and indignant.”
The courtroom heard that £4,285 of injury was attributable to the blaze, which unfold to the storage hooked up to the couple’s home.
Sentencing Wyngard, Decide Michael Leeming mentioned: “You’ve expressed not a single phrase of remorse, not a single phrase of concern on your victims in any respect.
“Your solely concern is on your personal pursuits.”
He additionally made Wyngard topic to a restraining order, with circumstances together with to not enter Wilmslow, Cheshire.
The decide mentioned: “It’s not clear to me, given your perspective to this case, your try and vacate your responsible pleas with none correct basis, and your repeated, continued denials of any criminality, when the danger you pose to Mr and Mrs Townley would possibly cut back to such an extent that the order is now not required.”