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Teenage boy charged with arson after Goosnargh primary school fire

Posted on - 19th July, 2023 - 9:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Crime, Grimsargh, Longridge, Preston News

A teenage boy has been charged with arson following fires at a primary school in Goosnargh.

Preston Police said a 13-year-old boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had been charged with two counts of arson (not endangering life).

It follows a fire in the grounds of Goosnargh Oliver’s Church of England Primary School.

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Playground equipment was on fire and thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused.

Emergency services were called to the primary school in Goosnargh Lane just before 2am on Monday (17 July).

Police say the charges relate to the fire on Monday and a second fire on school grounds which took place on June 8.

The boy was remanded to appear before Preston Youth Court during Wednesday (19 July).

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