Barn fire boy in youth court

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AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared in court at Rotherham, charged with arson.

The youngster, who can not be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty at the Youth Court to starting an all-night West Melton barn fire on March 1.

The overnight blaze caused about £50,000 worth of damage to stock and the building.

The boy was bailed under conditions that included a curfew, and will appear at court again later this month.