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Konrad Stoch admits Ashbourne Leisure Centre fire

Ashbourne leisure centre fire
Image caption The swimming pool's filtration system was affected by the fire

An 18-year-old man has been given a suspended prison sentence after starting a fire which closed a leisure centre swimming pool.

Konrad Stoch, of Highfield Road, Ashbourne, set fire to a bin outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre on 26 July.

The blaze damaged a filtration system for the pool, costing the local authority about £300,000 in repairs.

Stoch pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday.

He was given a 20-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and was also given a supervision order.

He must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

The swimming pool, on Station Road, is set to re-open in January.

Two other teenagers were released without charge after being questioned about the blaze.

Image caption The fire spread after it was started in a bin

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