Boy found guilty of burning Trimley barn down in £155,000 arson
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A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of a barn arson which caused damage valued at £155,000.
The teenager, who had denied the offence at Walton Stables in High Road, Trimley St Mary, will now face sentencing with a 14-year-old girl and another 15-year-old boy who admitted arson before the trial at Ipswich Youth Court.
The trio will be sentenced on May 2.
A fourth youth – a 14-year-old boy accused of arson had the case against him dismissed during the trial.
The fire occurred on July 4 last year at around 6pm.
The blaze was said to have been started by igniting a PE top using a deodorant as a makeshift blowtorch.
The fire spread after the aerosol canister of deodorant had been thrown on to the fire. An attempt to kick it off caused the fire to burn brighter.
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The barn was destroyed and had only been insured for demolition.
Bidwells - which looks after the property for the owner Trinity College Cambridge - said the total cost of the damage is valued at £155,000.