Fire damaged Real Crisps plant in September 2012
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Real Crisps arsonist Colin Goulding jailed for factory blaze

A man has been jailed for more than six years after starting a fire which destroyed a crisp factory in Caerphilly county in September 2012.

Colin William Goulding, 31, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life at the Real Crisps plant in Crumlin.

Cardiff Crown Court heard it took more than 60 firefighters to tackle the blaze with 20 staff led to safety.

About 80 jobs were lost.

The factory's owners - Tayto - offered jobs at their plants in Ireland and England, but few took up the opportunity.

Jordan Davies reports.

  • 08 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales