Boys aged 12 and 13 interviewed following Warwick scout hut arson attack - The Leamington Observer

Boys aged 12 and 13 interviewed following Warwick scout hut arson attack

Leamington Editorial 2nd Mar, 2020 Updated: 3rd Mar, 2020   0

TWO boys aged 12 and 13 have been interviewed by police following an arson attack in Warwick

Police were called around 8.10pm on Saturday night to a fire at the Sea Scouts building in St. Nicholas’ Park. There were no reported injuries.

The two boys, both from Warwick, have been voluntarily interviewed under caution.

Detectives believe it was an isolated incident and are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the offence or any suspicious behaviour in the area to come forward.




It took five fire engines to bring the blaze under control and residents were advised to keep windows shut.

A spokesman for Wellesbourne Fire Station, one of those called to the scene, said: “The fire involved several plant vehicles and a building under construction, that was affecting the main leisure centre.


“Firefighters protected the leisure centre while other crews used jets to extinguish the fire.

“Unfortunately this incident was confirmed as arson.”

And 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, which have been fund-raising tirelessly to raise money for the new scout hut, said investigations are being carried out.

A spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, there has been a fire incident at the new scout hut site.

“It has been brought under control and is currently under investigation. We would encourage everyone not to speculate until we know more.

“We will update everyone as soon as we have more information.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 437 of 29 February 2020. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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