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Island arsonist handed six-year jail sentence 

A man who was charged with setting fires in Victoria, Nanaimo and Saanich has been handed down a six-year jail sentence.  

According to the province’s Conditional Sentence Order website, Edwin Vikash Singh pleaded guilty to seven counts of arson damaging property spanning six months starting in February of last year.  

Singh was accused of setting fire to three vehicles including a Ford Explorer, Toyota Matrix and a Mercedes convertible, and damaging businesses from Nanaimo to Victoria. 

The court registry says Singh received 36 months for the arson set at Walmart, 24 for setting the Ford Explorer on fire, and 18 for the Toyota Matrix. 

They add Singh initially pled guilty for his offences. 

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