THE man who was found guilty of burning a Northwich school to the ground after several months of stalking members of staff, is due to be sentenced tomorrow.

Philip Day, of Saltash Close, Runcorn, set fire to the former UCAN secondary school in Rudheath in February 2018, completely gutting the school’s main building.

The arson attack was the culmination of a long and unrelenting stalking campaign from Day, centred around his unfounded belief that a paedophile ring was being operated in Northwich, involving teachers and police officers.

Day faced trial earlier this year at Chester Crown Court and

was unanimously found guilty by the jury


As well as the February 2018 arson at the Rudheath school, Day was also found guilty of setting fire to a house in Essex in December 2017, as well as stalking offences.

Day will be given his sentence at Chester Crown Court tomorrow and the Guardian will be reporting the latest live from court.

HOW IT HAPPENED: A timeline of Philip Day's vigilante rampage