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JAILED: Womaniser launched 'terrifying hate campaign against one of five alleged lovers'

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A married womaniser, who launched a terrifying hate campaign against one of his five alleged lovers when their relationship turned sour, was today starting a ten year jail sentence.

Revenge or malice drove security firm boss Mohammed Shamraz Ali to stage three arson attacks in as many weeks on her home, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

The 28-year-old father of three also arranged for the nearby homes of two of the married woman's relatives and a BMW, belonging to her brother, to be set alight, explained Mr Kevin Grego, prosecuting.

Messages from a mobile phone linked to the defendant said the home of the woman would be torched, a threat carried out while it was unoccupied on March 30 last year.

She stayed overnight at the fire damaged address, where she lived with her 13-year-old child while her husband was in Pakistan, and was woken at 3am when a brick was thrown at a window by a young man she saw running away, continued the prosecutor.

She and her child moved in with relatives but her home was set light again on April 14 when fire crews fitted an automatic smoke alert which was activated by another blaze 24 hours later, the same day that her brother's car was set on fire.

A Hyundai Tuscan connected to Ali was then seen at both the brother's home when brick was thrown at it and the address of a relative in Edward Road, Oldbury, where the front door was doused with petrol and set alight on April 19.

That night Ryan Coley, a teenager recruited by Ali, was spotted carrying a bottle close to home of another relative but fled when questioned.

Soon afterwards police stopped a Mondeo driven by Ali with the 18-year-old accomplice, who smelled of petrol, in a passenger seat and the pair were arrested.

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Mr Richard Davenport, defending Ali, who had previous convictions for harassing former girlfriends, said: "He has an obsessive flaw when a relationship gets in trouble."

Mr Richard McConaghy, for Coley, of Church Road, Smethwick, said: "He is a young man who did something catastrophically stupid by getting involved in this."

The two defendants both admitted conspiracy to commit arson and the teenager was sent to a Young Offenders Institution for five years four months.

Judge Amjad Nawaz ruled Ali was a danger to the public and ordered him to be monitored for four years longer than normal after the parole board decide it is safe to release him.

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"He is manipulative and capable of causing very serious harm to life and limb."

Ali, of Montague Road, Smethwick, was branded as a danger to the public by Judge Amjad Nawaz who said the defendant was 'capable of causing very serious harm to life and limb.'

"He was not only in an extra marital relationship with this woman who was also married at the time.

He told a probation officer that he had three or four other women," said the Judge.

He ordered that Ali be monitored for four years longer than normal after being released.

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