Four children charged after fire deliberately set at rugby club

The boys, aged between 14 and 12, have been reported to the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration.

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Four children have been charged in connection with a deliberate fire at Kilmarnock Rugby Club.

Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched a joint investigation after the blaze was started on Sunday, July 30.

The incident occurred around 9.15pm at the club on Queen’s Drive.

Three boys aged 12 and one aged 14 have been reported to The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration.

Inspector Iain Farmer of Kilmarnock Police Office said: “Again, this community facility has been the target of a wilful fire-raising.

“This facility is run by volunteers and members of the Rugby Club, who again have to find funding to cover the cost of the damage caused in preparation for the new season of activities due to commence this weekend.

“This type of behaviour is unnecessary and not socially acceptable within our community. I wholly condemn this sort of act, and at such an available inclusive community facility which everyone can use.

“We continue to work with our partners as part of the ongoing Summer Campaign, where joint patrols will continue. I encourage all parents and carers to know what your young ones are doing and where they are.”

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