#UK Sydney house set on fire by Elizabeth Butt to get back at owners after sheriffs tried to evict her #UKnews
Mum-of-two units house on fire to get back at her landlords after they despatched sheriffs round to kick her out for failing to pay hire
- Elizabeth Mary Butt, 54, admitted setting the Kyle Bay house alight in June
- She informed sheriffs despatched to evict her ‘the owners are going to pay for this now’
- Butt pleaded responsible to $15,000 of property injury and two counts of assault
A mum-of-two informed sheriffs despatched to evict her that ‘the owners are going to pay for this now. I’ll f*** the property up’, earlier than she set fire to her rental residence, a courtroom heard.
Elizabeth Mary Butt, 54, appeared in Sutherland Local Court in Sydney’s southern suburbs on Tuesday, having admitted to setting the Kyle Bay house alight in June.
Butt pleaded responsible to damaging greater than $15,000 value of property and two counts of assaulting a regulation officer.
Court paperwork mentioned Butt’s then-husband started leasing the three-bedroom, one-storey residence in 2007.
Pictured is the fire-damaged roof of a house that was intentionally set alight by a lady who was about to be evicted for not paying hire
In February 2022, the company managing the house was informed Mr Butt had separated from his spouse and left the property.
His spouse subsequently refused to pay hire for the property and the owners made preparations for her to be evicted.
On June 2, two male sheriffs went to the house to drive her to go away and for the locks to be modified.
Butt opened the door when the sheriffs arrived, however slammed it shut after they mentioned they have been there to evict her.
But her two sons allow them to into the house, then packed some belongings and left.
Two hours later, their mum picked up a five-litre petrol tin within the storage and confronted the sheriffs, courtroom paperwork mentioned.
They requested her to put it down however as an alternative she threw the tin at them. Its cap was not secured and petrol poured out close to them.
Butt then held a lighter in her hand earlier than saying phrases to the impact of, ‘the owners are going to pay for this now. I’ll f*** the property up’.
Smoke is seen billowing from a house that was set on fire by mum-of-two Elizabeth Mary Butt, after sheriffs informed her they have been there to evict her
Fearing for his or her security after the risk, the boys left the house and known as the emergency providers.
As they did so, Butt walked out of the storage and a big plume of black smoke flowed out.
She walked down the driveway and shouted out that ‘now the landlords will see how a lot the property is value’.
Police arrived quickly after and arrested Butt, whereas firefighters put out the fire and found it was ignited from a petroleum tin within the lounge room.
Pictured is an aerial view of the house intentionally set on fire within the Sydney suburb of Kyle Bay in June
Butt was refused bail when she appeared earlier than Parramatta Local Court in June.
She was due to be sentenced on Tuesday however her case was adjourned by Justice of the Peace Hugh Donnelly.
Mr Donnelly ordered a sentence evaluation report be accomplished, earlier than Butt is sentenced on October 4, the Daily Telegraph reported.