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Four teens accused of wilful fire-raising at disused Aberdeen school

Tuesday November 14th 2017 at 6:46 AM


Police have detained four teenagers in connection to a huge fire at an empty school in Aberdeen last night.

Dozens of firefighters from across the city were needed to bring flames at Cordyce School in Dyce under control. 

Police say three 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old are to be reported in relation to alleged wilful fire-raising.

Six fire engines and a height appliance were sent to the school – which was a base for pupils with behavioural issues – at around 11pm.

The operation was scaled back at around 2:15am.

The school had lain unoccupied since August.

Aberdeen City Council has been consulting the public on what to do with the building.

Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “The building has been extensively damage and it goes without saying that this could have been a much more serious incident.

“Thankfully no one was injured.  

“We urge anyone who saw anything or has any knowledge which may assist our enquiries gets in touch with us on 101 quoting incident number 3979 of 13/11.”

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