Man who burned Envy to the ground jailed for five years

A man has been jailed for five years for burning a Derry nightclub to the ground two-and-a-half years ago.

Detectives from Strand Road have welcomed the sentence handed down to 24-year-old man Sebastian Prokop for committing arson at Envy, on the Strand Road on January 9, 2020.

Prokop was convicted earlier this year.

Today, Wednesday, August 24, Prokop received a five-year sentence - half to be served in custody and half on licence.

Firefighters use an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) to quell the fire in January 2020. Photo: Eveleen Heard

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Envy nightclub premises in Derry city centre destroyed by fire

"Thanks to our dedicated team of detectives in this investigation, their hard work meant we were able to bring the offender before the court. Today's court outcome should send a strong message that we will pursue offenders and work tirelessly to bring them before the court."

Envy was demolished shortly after the fire due to the extent of the damage.

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Envy before the fire.
Firefighters fighting the blaze on January 9, 2020.
A plume of smoke rises from Envy two-and-a-half years ago.
Envy was demolished in February 2020.