Two teenagers have been charged with arson after a fire which badly damaged a Norwich children’s centre.

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Emergency services were called to the Phoenix Children’s Project Centre in Mile Cross Road on Saturday, December 15, after reports of a fire.

Firefighters put out the blaze, but it caused considerable damage to the building.

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of arson the day after the fire and police today announced that, following further enquiries, both have been charged with the offence.

No one was in the property at the time of the incident.

The teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been released on conditional bail to appear before Norwich Youth Court on Thursday, January 31.

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