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Police Search For Two Boys After Swanage Arson Attack


8:26am 17th June 2014

2 young boys, thought to be aged between 10 and 13, are at the centre of a Police search in Swanage.

It's after they were seen fleeing the scene of a fire on Victoria Avenue.

They were spotted setting fire to a stockpile of wood last Wednesday night (11th June) at around 8pm.

The offenders, two boys, were disturbed when the occupants of the property returned home.

The boys have been described as white and about 10 to 13 years old. One of them may have been wearing a horizontally striped top - possibly orange or red in colour.

Police Constable Kyle Hickman, of Purbeck police, said: "This was a highly dangerous incident that has caused damage to the building.

"It also endangered the occupants who tried to extinguish the fire suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.

It's thought the pair could be responsible for another fire at the derelict Grammar School in the town too.

"This was the second incident in three days. Between 3pm and 3.15pm on Sunday 8 June 2014 offenders entered derelict classrooms in the old grammar school along Northbrook Road, piled up furniture and set it alight.

"I urge witnesses, anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the areas at the relevant times and anyone with information about those responsible to come forward as soon as possible. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence."

You can contact Dorset Police on the non-emergency number 101.

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