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Man who handed petrol to human fireball jailed for 12 years
A MAN who supplied the petrol so his friend could attempt suicide by setting himself on fire has been jailed for 12 years.
A judge said Kevin Howe, 20, "took some delight" in knowing what his inseparable friend Stephen Walker, now 31, was about to do, moments before he turned himself into a human fireball.
The older man suffered 95% burns and has undergone numerous operations since the incident at his home in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, in May.
Judge Christopher Prince, sentencing Howe at Durham Crown Court, told him: "He would not have suffered these injuries had it not been for your actions."