AN ARSONIST torched delivery vans belonging to supermarket chain Iceland in a "revenge attack" directed against a store manager he held a grudge against.

Keiron Miller, 32, of Barry, caused £48,000 worth of damage to two vehicles outside the town’s store.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how staff were working inside the supermarket at the time of the early morning arson attack and had to be evacuated.


Miller was jailed for 10 years after a judge said he posed a serious risk of danger to the public.

Byron Broadstock, prosecuting, told how the defendant and his partner-in-crime Lee Camilleri had targeted the vans on April 24, 2019.

He said: “CCTV footage from 5.28am shows one van engulfed in flames before the van next to it catches fire.”

Miller destroyed one vehicle worth £38,000 and it cost £10,000 to repair the other one.

The court was told how Miller then destroyed a Daihatsu car on Barry’s Gladstone Road a few weeks later after setting it on fire.

Mr Broadstock said: “When the defendant was arrested on Barry Road on May 12, 2019, he told police, ‘It wasn’t me. On my mother’s grave.’”

Miller, of Vere Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.

He was jailed for six years in 2005 for robbery and attempted robbery and has previous convictions for possession of offensive weapons and criminal damage.

Hashim Salmman, mitigating, said: “Fortunately, no one was physically injured and there was a lack of sophistication in his offending.

“The defendant suffered an extremely difficult childhood and has a borderline personality disorder.”

Judge Richard Williams told Miller: “You carried out the first attack because you had a long-standing grudge against the manager of the Iceland store and wanted revenge.

“You told a probation officer in your report that you were unrepentant and said you would do it again if similar circumstances came up.

“You pose a high risk of harm to the public.”

Judge Williams handed Miller a 10-year extended sentence for the public protection.

He must serve at least two-thirds of a six-year custodial term before being released on licence for a further four years.

Miller was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

Camilleri, 36, of Caradoc Avenue, Barry, was jailed for three years and four months in August after he admitted the arson attack on the Iceland vans.