We had a new person move in. He has previous arson convictions which he openly admitted a few times on visits before he moved in. He had been in a forensic hospital for some years because of the arson/s. I had some concerns because he was an arsonist and would be moving into a shared house with other people. Also he was on a section without taking medication which is strange. I brought this up with management at supported living company main office. Management said ‘‘that was 5 years go people change’’’.
He moved in, 2nd night here without night awake staff a member of staffs car goes up in flames. This is right outside the house literally 3 foot away from the house (this is a terrace/town house) Fire brigade come quickly and puts it out. Every body thinks it was an accident as sometimes cars can catch fire. 8 days later under the exact same circumstances (engine fire, between 1am/2am) another staff members car catches fire. This time very suspicious. Fire brigade comes out again and puts out the fire.
I go downstairs, the new person is running around very excited, opened the blinds fully and seemed very elated as car was burning.
Police come and interview me and my housemate plus new person. I told them I was awake in bed. I looked at my iPad to see time as if it was early I was going to get up and start the day. Notice it was just after 1am so I got back into bed. Told them I heard the front door open just after checking iPad but didn’t hear it close (my bedroom is above front door) A little while later I hear a loud whoosh and open my eyes and my front window looked like there was a massive fireball outside. Looked out window, car on fire. New person running around excited. Told this to the police. They go away.
40 mins later police come back and arrest new person. This was Early hours Wednesday night. He been released under bail and sent back to hospital. The hospital staff come to house today and take all his belonging out his bedroom. Apparently police take all his clothes and swob his hands, search is room.
Now I feel the supported living company has put all our lives in danger by letting him move here. They knew he had past arson convictions. It would quite easily been the house with us in it, they have failed in their duty of care to protect us.
I’m very angry. They care company don’t care about us, they put profits before care. I’m worried about the next person they move in.
I would like to know if possible I can take this further? Who can I contact?