Teenager jailed after setting fire to love rival

LONDON Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:27am BST

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LONDON (Reuters) - A teenage woman who set fire to a 15-year-old girl after a row over a boy has been jailed for 10 years, the Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday.

Nineteen-year-old Georgina Clarke-Webber poured accelerant over a 15-year-old teenage girl in Eltham in south London before setting fire to her following a dispute over a boy.

The 15-year-old suffered serious burns and had to be taken to a specialist burns unit by air ambulance.

"This was a terrible, premeditated attack that had life-changing consequences for the victim, who is still recovering from the injuries inflicted on her that day," said detective constable Shelly Phillips of Greenwich Criminal Investigation Department.

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(Reporting by John Joseph; Editing by David Clarke)


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