Boy found guilty of burning Trimley barn down in £155,000 arson

The fire at the stables in High Road, Trimley St Mary.

The fire at the stables in High Road, Trimley St Mary. - Credit: Archant

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.

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