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Teenager charged over fire at Edinburgh's St Paul's Church

Fire at St Paul's Church Image copyright Stuarty B
Image caption Emergency services were called to the vacant St Paul's on Muirhouse Avenue at about 21:30 on Sunday night

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a fire at a church in Edinburgh.

The large fire broke out at the vacant St Paul's RC church in Muirhouse Avenue at about 21:30 on Monday.

The teenager will be reported to the Children's Reporter.

Police said inquiries were ongoing to trace others believed to be involved and asked anyone with information to contact them.

At its height, about 20 firefighters battled the blaze. No-one was injured.

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Media captionAround 20 firefighters battled the blaze at its height
Image caption No one was injured in the fire St Paul's on Muirhouse Avenue

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