A BRITISH holidaymaker ‘with a mental age of seven’ faces nine years in prison for starting a Benidorm hotel fire.
Andrew Dmytruk, 51, from Nottingham, was on holiday with his mother when the blaze that left 13 guests in hospital took place.
Prosecutors claim Dmytruk, who has been on remand without trial since 2010, set fire to tables and chairs at the Ambassador hotel.
Campaign group Fair Trials international says the accused ‘has been heavily dependent on his 77-year old mother throughout his adult life’.
“Owing to complications from meningitis that he suffered as a baby, Andrew has the mental age of a young child.” added a spokesman from the group.