Manchester

Cromwell High School fire: Three boys charged with arson

School fire interior Image copyright Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Tameside Council said the school would stay closed all week

Three boys have been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a school in Greater Manchester.

About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at Cromwell High School on Yew Tree Lane, in the Dukinfield area of Tameside, on Friday afternoon.

No-one was hurt, but the building was badly damaged.

The three boys, two aged 14 and one aged 15, will appear at Tameside Youth Court on Monday.

Tameside Council said the school would stay closed all week.

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