Teenage Boy Charged After Shed With £10,000 Of School Play Equipment Destroyed

12 October 2017, 13:00

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with wilful fire-raising at school in Midlothian.

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

A shed containing specialist play equipment worth £10,000 was destroyed at 8.20pm on September 23.

Police said the teenage boy will be reported to the Children's Reporter.

Inspector John Dryden of Penicuik Police Station said: "It was fortunate on this occasion that no one was injured as a result of the fire, however, children who rely on the specialist equipment have been deprived of these resources.

"Reckless acts such as this will not be tolerated and I urge members of the community to contact police if they know or suspect anyone to be involved in such activity".