Teen arson allegation

A 16-YEAR-OLD from Scarborough is one of three youths to be charged with arson by police investigating a fire which destroyed an adventure play park in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens.

Two local youths aged 17 and the Scarborough teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are due to appear at Harrogate Youth Court on Wednesday March 14.

A wooden fortress structure was burnt out in the early hours of Saturday October 8 last year

Five other youths arrested in connection with the incident will not face any further police action.