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13 February 2013

Divorcing husband crashed car into matrimonial home

An architect facing a bitter divorce battle rammed a car into his matrimonial home and then set it on fire before declaring: ''She's not having the house”, reports The Telegraph.

Father of five Andrew McGarry, 37, ploughed his Vauxhall Zafira into his £120,000 end-terraced house after he became determined estranged wife Heather, 27, would not get the property following the breakdown of their six year marriage.

Dramatic CCTV pictures captured the moment the blue hatchback clattered into the front garden and then into the house before the vehicle burst into flames.

As onlookers looked in in horror McGarry got out of the blazing vehicle before saying: ''I couldn't have hoped for it to go any better. She's not having the house.''

But he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after it emerged Heather and the warring couple's three children were in fact inside the house at the time.

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