Schoolboys in court over fire

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Five boys accused of starting a fire which caused more than £10m of damage to Leyland St Mary’s Catholic Technology College have appeared in Preston Crown Court for the first time.

The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stood together in the dock, at the court yesterday.

The youngsters, aged 11, 12, 13, 13 and 15, pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing at Preston Youth Court.

 

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