Boys charged with arson following Long Stratton incidents

Boys charged
Boys charged

Two boys have been charged with arson after investigations into two separate incidents in the Long Stratton area.

A 12-year-old boy from Long Stratton was charged on Sunday, July 3 this year with two offences which took place on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31,

A 14-year-old boy, also from Long Stratton, was charged on the same day with one offence which took place on Thursday, March 31.

The arsons relate to two incidents.

The first took place at the junction of Manor Road and Flowerpot Lane in Long Stratton sometime between 8.30pm and 9.15pm on Wednesday, March 30 this year when officers received reports a bin had been deliberately set on fire at a bus stop.

The other incident took place sometime between 4pm and 6pm on Thursday, March 31, 2016, when a stack of straw bales was set on fire located at a farm off Church Lane in Stratton St Michael.

The fire spread to a large chicken shed, which did not contain any livestock, and was completely destroyed.

They will appear at Norwich Youth Court on Tuesday, July 26 for their first hearing.