Teenager charged after derelict hotel deliberately set ablaze

Seven fire crews were called to tackle the blaze and ScotRail evacuated the station as a result.

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A teenager has been charged after a derelict hotel in Ayr was set on fire.

Flames broke out at the empty Station Hotel in the town around 3.30pm on Sunday.

Seven appliances from Scottish Fire and Rescue were called to tackle the blaze with ScotRail evacuating the adjacent train station as a precaution.

Police confirmed on Monday that a teenager, aged 17, has now been arrested and charged in connection to the incident.

He is due to appear before Ayr Sheriff Court.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3.55pm on Sunday, May 28, police were made aware of a fire at a building in the Smith Street area of Ayr.

“Officers attended and the fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

“A 17-year-old male youth has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident and is expected to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court at a later date.

“A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

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