Two boys charged over fire at disused Edinburgh church
- 14 February 2013
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a fire at a disused church in Edinburgh.
The building on Stanley Place in the Abbeyhill area of the city was completely destroyed after it was engulfed by flames at about 17:15 on Monday.
Lothian and Borders Police said two boys, aged 15 and 13, had been charged with culpable and reckless conduct.
A report will be submitted to the children's reporter.
About 40 firefighters tackled the fire, which caused disruption to rush-hour traffic. No-one was injured.