Boy charged following wilful fireraising in Rosyth

Published 27 September 2017

Police in Fife have charged an 11-year-old boy following a wilful fireraising in Rosyth.

The incident took place in Wilson Way between 7pm and 7.30pm on Friday 22 September.

A number of small fires were set to the astroturf of a sports facility, known locally as the Fleet Grounds.

Enquiries continue into this incident and anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the area is urged to come forward.

Sergeant Kenny Bow of Dalgety Bay Police Station said: "It is very disappointing that damage has been intentionally caused to this new facility, which is to be run by volunteers for the benefit of the local community.

"Damage has also been caused to the perimeter fence and the dugouts, all of which will delay the handover of the premises from Fife Council to the South West Fife Community Sports Partnership.

"Local officers will be working with the partnership when they take over the running of the facility, as well as local sports clubs and schools, as part of ongoing efforts to provide activities for young people.

"I'd urge residents to help us support the partnership by getting in touch as soon as possible if you see any suspicious behaviour at the facility."

Anyone who may have information about this incident is urged to contact Dalgety Bay Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3905 of 22nd September, or report this anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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