Two teenage boys arrested for string of alleged arsons in Watton including huge straw bale fire at airfield

Watton Sports Centre has been hit by fire for the second time in eight months. Pictured is centre ma

Watton Sports Centre has been hit by fire for the second time in eight months. Pictured is centre manager Lisa Savage. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a string of suspected arson attacks in Watton, including a huge straw bale fire and a blaze which destroyed a dugout at a sports centre.

Watton Sports Centre has been hit by fire for the second time in eight months. Picture: Ian Burt

Watton Sports Centre has been hit by fire for the second time in eight months. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The boys, aged 15 and 16 and from the Thetford area, were arrested yesterday.

They were questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre in relation to the following fires:

• Watton Sports Centre on April 8

• Straw bale fire at Watton Airfield on February 16


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Both teenagers have been released on conditional bail until June 10 while enquiries continue.

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