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Teenagers charged after Uckfield fire

Firefighters tackled the fire in Uckfield last month. Credit: Sophie Williams

Police have charged three people with arson following a major fire in Uckfield High Street.

Geraint Purton,18, of Parklands, Maresfield, near Uckfield, Adam Bushell, 18 of Luxford Close, Uckfield, and a 17 year old boy from Uckfield, will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday, October 19th.

The charges follow an investigation by East Sussex CID officers.

The fire was started behind the charity shop Sense in Uckfield High Street at around 11pm on Sunday, September 2nd.

It caused significant damage to several buildings and meant that nearby residents were evacuated.