Man with ‘religion issues’ set fire to church and temple


Source: BBC News

A man who had “issues” with religion started fires at two places of worship within minutes of each other.

Paul Johnson was arrested for the fires at a Methodist church and a Sikh temple in Edinburgh in August this year.

He told police he had wanted to watch them burn down and make “a political statement”.

The 49-year-old admitted two charges of wilful fire raising aggravated by religious prejudice at the High Court in Edinburgh.

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