Boy, aged 11, in court over fire

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A BOY aged 11 is due in court after being charged with arson over a huge barn blaze.

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of starting a fire Brookfield Farm, off Melton High Street, West Melton, Rotherham, on Thursday, March 1.

When crews were alerted to the blaze they found around 250 tonnes of hay and two grain silos engulfed in flames inside one of the barns.

The boy is due to appear at Rotherham’s Youth Court next Thursday.