Arsonist forgot his mobile

Declan Brennan

AN arsonist who was caught after leaving his mobile phone at a building he had petrol-bombed has been jailed for three years.

David Dwyer (28) of Primrose Grove, Darndale, Dublin 17, showed up at his partner's family home with his tracksuit legs still smouldering and confessed to the crime.

Dwyer pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to arson at Roseglen Avenue, Kilbarrack, Raheny on May 7, 2011. He also pleaded guilty to robbing a pharmacy.