[A]N Ulverston man has been handed a 12 year extended sentence for arson, harassment and two assaults.
Jason Tarr, aged 40, of Kingway, Ulverston, was sentenced today (14th September 2016) at Barrow Crown Court. He received eight years in prison with a further four years on licence.
The arson offence relates to an in Ulverston on 8th June 2016 where Tarr set fire to the Bargain Brands store in New Market Street. The assaults relate to offences committed against a former partner. The first assault occurred on 8th January 2016 and the second assault took place in May 2016. Tarr was also sentenced for harassment against his former partner which occurred between August 2015 and June 2016.
Detective Constable Sarah McArthur, South Cumbria CID, said: “We are pleased that Tarr has been brought to justice for his crimes.
“Tarr held no regards to the safety of members of the public by setting a building on fire. Fortunately nobody was injured.
“Tarr had a profound negative effect on his ex-partner’s life during their relationship and following their break-up.
“I fully concur with the Judge’s comments that Tarr was a violent, controlling, manipulative, coercive bully and that he is a dangerous offender from which the public needs protection from.
“Anyone who feels they may be a victim of domestic abuse can be reassured that each case will be treated sensitively and professionally.”