Woman Who Petrol Bombed Her Mother In Law's Car Sentenced

A woman who had her mother-in-law’s car petrol-bombed for saying she “wasn’t good enough” to marry her son has been jailed. 

Alisha Anwar, 29, paid a friend £150 to carry out the revenge attack in Wrexham in June 2022 after falling out with Christine Place, 54, in the lead-up to her wedding. 

Mold Crown Court heard Mrs Place walked out of her home to find the vehicle ablaze, with neighbours describing how it had “exploded” and engulfed two other cars. Some had to be evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze.

Anwar, of Wrexham, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and was jailed for 16 months. 

She was also given a two-year restraining order barring any contact with her mother-in-law. 

Her friend Luke Williams, also of Wrexham, who carried out the attack, pleaded guilty to the same offence and will be sentenced next week. 

The court heard the pair were reported to police by Williams’s girlfriend.

CCTV footage showed him filling up a petrol can the day before the attack. 

Mark Connor, defending Anwar, told the court: “It was a revenge offence. 

“For a long time, she was not able to come to terms with what she had done, such was her fear of the consequences despite the weight of evidence against her.

“But she eventually made the right decision. She is now able to make proper and rational decisions.”

Judge Niclas Parry told her: “The inherent dangerousness makes any arson a very serious offence.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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