Norfolk

Mile Cross Phoenix Centre: Norwich boys face arson trial

  • 15 March 2013
  • From the section Norfolk
Phoenix Children's Project Centre
The Phoenix Centre was empty at the time of the fire

Two teenagers are to stand trial for arson after a charitable centre for children was severely damaged by fire.

Firefighters were called to The Phoenix Children's Project Centre in Mile Cross, Norwich, at about 22:00 GMT on 15 December.

The fire service said "extensive damage" was caused to the property.

The 15-year-old boys, from Norwich, were represented at Norwich Youth Court on Thursday. Released on conditional bail, they will stand trial in June.

The property, refurbished after volunteers helped raise £500,000 to buy it in 2006, was empty at the time of the fire.

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