Two boys charged with Long Stratton arson offences

The fire damaged chicken shed in Stratton St Michael

The fire damaged chicken shed in Stratton St Michael - Credit: Archant

Police investigating two arson attacks in the Long Stratton area have charged a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy with arson.

The first arson saw a bin set on fire at a bus stop at the junction of Manor Road and Flowerpot Lane in Long Stratton at between 8.30pm and 9.15pm on Wednesday, March 30.

Then a chicken shed was destroyed at a farm off Church Lane in Stratton St Michael between 4pm and 6pm on March 31.

A stack of straw bales was set on fire.

The fire spread to the large chicken shed, which had no livestock in at the time.

The 12-year-old has been charged in connection with both offences and the 14-year-old has been charged in connection with the chicken shed fire.

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

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