THE best friend of murdered teenager Nikitta Grender was jailed for three years today after admitting setting fire to his mother's house in Lliswerry, Newport.

Judge David Wynn Morgan sentenced Luke Morgan, at Cardiff Crown Court this morning.

In January this year Luke Morgan, 22, of Broadmead Park, Newport, admitted arson, being reckless as to whether life could have been endangered at his mother’s home in October 2012.

Morgan said he set fire to the house because was so upset after Nikitta's death.