Boy held over fire at school

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY has been charged in con­nec­tion with wil­ful fir­erais­ing that caused £10,000 worth of dam­age at a school.

The in­ci­dent is al­leged to have hap­pened at Paradykes Pri­mary School in Loan­head, Mid­loth­ian.

A shed with spe­cial­ist play equip­ment was de­stroyed. Po­lice said the boy will be re­ported to the Chil­dren’s Re­porter.

In­spec­tor John Dry­den of Penicuik po­lice sta­tion said: “It was for­tu­nate that no-one was in­jured as a re­sult of the fire. How­ever, chil­dren who rely on the spe­cial­ist equip­ment have been de­prived.”

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