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Teen mum jailed for setting fire to a child

PUBLISHED: 17:12 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:30 25 August 2010

Woolwich Magistrates Court Woolwich
A 19 year -old woman appeared in court today accused of setting light to a teenager.Georgina Clarke-Webber of Churchbury Road Eltham is Charged with GBH with intent
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Woolwich Magistrates Court Woolwich A 19 year -old woman appeared in court today accused of setting light to a teenager.Georgina Clarke-Webber of Churchbury Road Eltham is Charged with GBH with intent Picture: Jamie Gray Mobile:07834 965462 Email: jamie@jamiegray.com

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A TEENAGE mother was jailed for ten years after dousing a girl in flammable liquid and setting her alight in broad daylight - over a kiss.

A TEENAGE mother was jailed for ten years after dousing a girl in flammable liquid and setting her alight in broad daylight - over a kiss.

Georgina Clarke-Webber, 19, of Churchbury Road, Eltham, was sentenced at Woolwich Magistrate's Court on Tuesday (14), after pleading guilty to causing grievously bodily (GBH) harm with intent.

She was with her six-month-old baby in a buggy when she pounced on her 15-year-old victim who cannot be named, on the grassy junction between Churchbury Road and Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, on the Sunday afternoon of June 15 this year.

Clarke-Webber accused the girl of kissing her boyfriend, who was in prison at the time, but one witness Carly Costin, 31, said: "She was lying there with half her face burnt away and all her hair gone, and she was desperately denying the girl's accusations."

She said she could see the victim's skin on her body and face was 'bubbling'.

The victim was left in a coma and had to be airlifted to a specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, where she had several skin grafts and plastic surgery.

When she later came out of the coma she was so traumatized she thought she was still on fire.

As Judge Charles Myers sentenced her Clarke-Webber slumped forward in the dock and cried out so loudly the proceedings in a neighboring court room had to be stopped.

The victim was in court to hear the sentence. She was sat with her family, covering her face with her hooded top.

She told police she recalled her friends stamping on her face to try to put out the flames, as she slipped in and out of consciousness.

Her mother said: "Justice has been done. She deserves to be sent to jail for the evil crime she committed on my daughter.

"She will never get over what has happened to her.

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