Teenagers and 12-year-old boy behind devastating container blaze at Honiton rugby club handed cautions
PUBLISHED: 16:02 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 13 August 2018
A trio of youths who caused a devastating blaze which ripped through a container owned by Honiton Rugby Football Club have been punished by police.
Two 14-year-olds and a 12-year-old admitted causing the fire after being identified following a thorough police investigation.
The three youngsters, all male, have now been issued with youth conditional cautions by the Devon and Cornwall Police’s youth offending team, and will be required to engage with youth offender services for three months to complete their conditions.
The trio were responsible for setting a container belonging to the club alight in School Lane - destroying a treasure trove of memories it held as a result.
Jerry Rice, club secretary, said the container housed two boxes of old photos of former teams and events, as well as other miscellaneous items.
Following the arson attack, Honiton’s community banded together to raise £4,500 for the club.