TWO men accused of the murder of a South Cheshire man by setting his caravan alight while he slept inside have been jailed for a total of 47 years for his murder.
Neil Vickers, 40, died as he slept in his caravan on land close to Knutsford Road, Rode Heath, after it was doused in petrol in the early hours of April 15 last year.
Today at Chester Crown Court, a jury found Kevin Michael Fox, 25, of Hollow Wood Walk, Norton, Staffordshire, and Wayne Challinor, 32, of Etruria Road, Basford, guilty of the murder of father-of-five Mr Vickers.
During the four-week trial, the jury heard how Fox had been heard by associates to threaten to stab Mr Vickers and set fire to his caravan to destroy evidence.
Fox was sentenced to 21 years, Challinor to 26. A third man, Naim Stafa, 29, also of Norton, was cleared of murder and manslaughter.