Boy, 13, sentenced after £5,000 flat arson in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: The 13-year-old caused £5,000 of damage in Chaucer House The 13-year-old caused £5,000 of damage in Chaucer House

A 13-year old arsonist who caused £5,000 of damage when he torched a communal area in a block of flats has been given a referral order.

The teenager started the fire on the ninth floor of Chaucer House near Sutton town Centre on Thursday, October 24.

The blaze was so intense heat caused windows to shatter and ceiling lights to melt.

Sutton Guardian:

The 13-year-old has been given a one year referral order, meaning he must report to police at regular intervals, and will pay a £15 victim surcharge after admitting  arson at Croydon Youth Court on Thursday, November 28.

Following the fire, police have increased patrols in the area and thanked members of the community who came forward with information.

Two other children who were arrested as part of the investigation have been released without charge.

The fire was on the ninth floor of Chaucer House


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11:27am Wed 4 Dec 13

emelem says...

The 13-year-old has been given a one year referral order, meaning he must report to police at regular intervals, and will pay a £15 victim surcharge vs. £5,000 of damage.....well, that's about fair then, isn't it? *rolls eyes*
The 13-year-old has been given a one year referral order, meaning he must report to police at regular intervals, and will pay a £15 victim surcharge vs. £5,000 of damage.....well, that's about fair then, isn't it? *rolls eyes* emelem

1:39pm Wed 4 Dec 13

LiberalsOut says...

So he has been let off then ???
Bring back the borstals
So he has been let off then ??? Bring back the borstals LiberalsOut

3:02pm Wed 4 Dec 13

edstar says...

what about his parent(s) When a under 18 is convicted of a crime, the parent(s) should also have to face a charge
what about his parent(s) When a under 18 is convicted of a crime, the parent(s) should also have to face a charge edstar

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