12-year-old boy charged starting fire at Dunbar school

Police are appealing for information.
Police are appealing for information.

Police in East Lothian have charged a 12-year-old boy following a wilful fire-raising at a school in Dunbar.

The incident took place on Summerfield Road at around 9:20 on Tuesday morning.

Officers attended in support of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who quickly extinguished the fire that was contained within the school.

Inspector Andy Hill of Haddington Police Station said: “Starting fires deliberately is an extremely dangerous act that can obviously have serious and potentially catastrophic consequences.

“Fortunately, on this occasion, the fire was put out quickly and no one was injured as a result.”

The boy will be reported to the Children’s Reporter in due course.