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Five in court charged with school arson attack


Five boys aged between 11 and 15 are due in court charged over a fire at a school in Leyland last September. Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College had to be demolished and extensive re-building is still needed.

The building, which was built in 1957, had no sprinklers.

Lancashire police released a statement confirming the boys from Leyland, have been charged with "arson with intent/reckless as to whether life was endangered and arson with intent to endanger life."


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