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Man who derailed a Hurstbridge train sentenced to 14 years

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A metro trains worker charged with sabotage has been sentenced to 14 years in jail.

Nicholas Archer pleaded guilty to 21 charges including arson, sabotage, and criminal damage, following a the crime spree that caused more than $4 million in damage.

During his six years of offending, the 28-year-old lit a string of fires and derailed a train at Hurstbridge

He was sentenced to 14 years in jail, with a minimum of nine years.

His supporters wept in court when the sentence was handed down.

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