Two youths charged over college attack

Two boys aged 15 and 12 have been charged in connection with an attack which caused hundreds of thousands of pounds in damage to the College of West Anglia.

Two boys aged 15 and 12 have been charged in connection with an attack which caused hundreds of thousands of pounds in damage to the College of West Anglia.

The pair, who can not be named for legal reasons, are understood to come from the King's Lynn area.

Floors were flooded and windows, doors and furniture smashed in an attack at Plaxtole House, a 40-bed hall of residence for disabled students and vulnerable adults, off Tennyson Avenue, in July.

The bill to repair the damage is expected to come to more than £150,000. Repairs have been carried out in time for the block to be reopen to students as term begins this week.


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A 15-year-old has been charged with three counts of burglary and three of criminal damage at Plaxtole House. A 12-year-old has been charged with three counts of burglary and two of criminal damage at Plaxtole House, and one of criminal damage at Fakenham High School.

They have been released on police bail pending an appearance at King's Lynn Youth Court on September 11.

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