Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Two boys charged over fire at disused Edinburgh church

Firefighters tackle the blaze on Taylor Place in Edinburgh
Image caption Firefighters tackled the blaze at the disused church in Edinburgh

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.

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