Youth charged in relation to fire, Meldrum Academy
Published 25 January 2018
Police can confirm that a 14 year old male has been charged in relation to an alleged wilful fireraising at Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum.
The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Monday, 22 January, and a high four-figure sum of damage was caused.
Sergeant Wayne Bedford said: "This incident has resulted in a significant amount of damage to a toilet area at the school which will be costly to repair. Thankfully the fire was extinguished quickly and no one was injured however it goes without saying that this could have been a far more serious incident."
The youth will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit.
Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Aberdeenshire North, Ellon and District, Mid Formartine, North East, Turriff and District
Call 101 for non-emergencies and general policing matters, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If your email enquiry is relating to the UK or Scottish Governments coronavirus guidance please refer to gov.scot/coronavirus. If it is a medical enquiry regarding coronavirus please refer to nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.