Arsonist, 35, who blew up his ex-girlfriend’s garden shed while she was home with her children after furious bust-up is jailed for three years and two months

  • Tyrone Ludlow was captured on footage at his victim’s home carrying petrol can 
  • His ex-girlfriend heard a loud explosion which made the building in Kent shake
  • She saw flames coming from her garden shed which firefighters extinguished

An arsonist who blew up his ex-girlfriend’s garden shed while she was at home with her children has been jailed for three years and two months.

Tyrone Ludlow, 35, was captured on doorbell camera footage walking towards his victim’s home in Gravesend, in northwest Kent carrying a petrol can on the evening of Saturday, April 16.

His ex-girlfriend was at home with her three children when she heard a loud explosion which was reported to have made the building shake.  

Moments later she saw flames coming from her garden shed which firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service came to extinguish. 

Ludlow was arrested later that night and subsequently charged in relation to the offence.

His relationship had ended with her following an argument which broke out at the woman’s home on Wednesday, January 19. 


On the evening of Saturday, April 16, Tyrone Ludlow (left) was captured on doorbell camera footage (right) walking towards his victim’s home in Gravesend, in northwest Kent, carrying a petrol can

According to Kent Police, Ludlow threw a mobile phone which narrowly missed her head and caused damage to a wall. 

He then destroyed a television and ripped a kitchen cupboard door off its hinges, while shouting abuse in her face.

The victim secured a non-molestation order against Ludlow following the incident, which he breached on two occasions in April by sending text messages to her.

Ludlow, of Greenhithe, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to arson.

He also admitted charges of assault, criminal damage and breach of a non-molestation order in relation to the same victim. 

His ex-girlfriend was at home with her three children when she heard a loud explosion which was reported to have made the building shake. Moments later she saw flames coming from her garden shed which firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service came to extinguish

Investigating officer detective constable Brian Mitchell said: ‘Tyrone Ludlow is a dangerous individual who spared little thought for the safety of his victim, her three children or anyone else who lived nearby when he recklessly caused an explosion at her home. 

‘Offenders like him who have no self-control and put others at risk can have no complaints when they are sent to prison and have their freedom taken away from them.

‘I hope Ludlow’s victim can take some comfort in the fact he is now behind bars where he can cause no further harm to her or any other women.’

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