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Manchester Dogs' Home fire: No charges for boys arrested

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Image caption Fifty animals that were ready to be rehomed died in the blaze

No charges will brought against two boys arrested in connection with a fire at Manchester Dogs' Home, said police.

The 15 and 17-year-old boys were arrested then bailed following a suspected arson attack on Moss Brook Road, Harpurhey, on 11 September.

Fifty animals that were ready to be re-homed died in the fire.

More than 100 dogs were rescued and donations of £2m have been raised to rebuild the centre which is run entirely on donations from the public.

Many of the dogs rescued from the fire were moved to other sites, including Cheshire Dogs' Home, near Warrington.

The Manchester home was established in 1893 and cares for more than 7,000 dogs every year.

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Image caption Many of the dogs rescued from the fire were moved to other sites, including Cheshire Dogs' Home, near Warrington

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