31-year-old Patricia Hindle guilty of murdering Michael Redpath

A 31-year-old Swindon woman has been found guilty of the murder of Michael Redpath, after setting fire to the house he was in.

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In custody: Patricia Hindle

Wiltshire Police were called to an incident in Albion Street on Wednesday 10th September 2014 following reports of a fire inside a house.

Officers attended the scene following a request from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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A man was rescued from inside the building but sadly later died from his injuries in hospital. He was later identified as Michael Redpath, 62, of Albion Street.

Patricia Hindle, 31, of Crombey Street, was arrested and later charged with murder.

Following a court case at Winchester Crown Court she has been found guilty of murder.

Supt Sean Memory, who led the investigation, said: “Michael Redpath was 62 when Hindle set fire to the house and locked him inside. She then ran away from the scene and made attempts to cover up her crime by disposing of his keys and bank cards. It must have been terrifying for Michael in his final moments.

“Michael was well known locally and his relationship with Hindle had been complicated. Today the court found that she did kill him and that she intended to kill him.

“I would like to thank the residents of Albion Street and other members of the public who were able to provide us with very detailed witness statements which helped the investigation greatly.”

Sentencing will take place on Friday.