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Police charge 15-year-old over Galashiels abattoir fire

Abattoir fire Image copyright Angela Soave
Image caption Fire crews spent several hours at the fire at the former Galashiels abattoir

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with causing a deliberate fire in Galashiels.

It follows a police investigation into a blaze at a former abattoir in Winston Road on 4 March.

Nobody was hurt in the incident but the building was extensively damaged and Winston Road was closed for several hours.

Police said the teenager was arrested on 25 March and a report was sent to the procurator fiscal.

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