Two men guilty of murder after boy, 4, and mum, 34, killed in arson attack on family home

TWO men have been found guilty of murder after a four-year-old boy and his mum died in an arson attack on their family home. 

Andrew Milne and Jacob Barnard torched the house with a petrol can and cigarette lighter, killing Gina Ingles, 34, and her son Milo Ingles-Bailey inside.

Her partner Toby Jarrett escaped through a window with severe burns and other serious injuries. 

The blaze happened in Croxden Way in Eastbourne, East Sussex, on July 10, 2018.

Milne, 42, and Barnard, 32, were convicted of murder and attempted murder at Lewes Crown Court.

Another man, John Tabakis, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

All three are due to be sentenced on Friday, the BBC reports. 

Fire investigators concluded the blaze had been started deliberately close to the front door, with a lighter and petrol can found outside the house. 

The court heard how DNA matching Barnard was found on the lighter while DNA matching Milne was found on the petrol can.

After their tragic deaths, the family of Ms Ingles and Milo paid tribute to their “shining lights”.

They described Milo as “a beautiful little boy so full of fun and smiles” and Ms Ingles as “a kind and free-spirited person with a big heart”.