Teen found guilty of church hall fire
8 May 2015
A 16 year old boy from Norwich has been found guilty of arson
today, Friday 8 May, after a fire gutted a church hall in the
It’s following an incident of arson on the afternoon of 17
February 2014, which destroyed St Anne s Church Hall, in Colman
Road, to the value of 210,000.
Another boy, a 14 year old also from Norwich, who cannot be
named for legal reasons, also appeared at Norwich Youth court today
charged in connection with the incident.
He was found not guilty of
PC Dan Taylor, from Earlham Police Station, welcomed the result
saying: “This is an extremely safe place to live so this incident
really shocked the local community last year.
“It devastated so many people as the venue was a hub of activity
for local groups to meet and within a few months of a new kitchen
being fitted, it was cruelly destroyed.
“This incident caused hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of
damage and it is pleasing to bring the person responsible to
The 16 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due
to be sentenced on Tuesday 23 June 2015 at Norwich Youth Court.