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Teenager charged with arson and explosive offences after homes evacuated in Northumberland


A teenager is due to appear in court charged with arson and explosive offences following an incident in Northumberland.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear before magistrates sitting at Newcastle Crown Court on Saturday following the incident in Glanton.

Shortly before 9pm on Tuesday, the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service called police to a blaze at an address on South View.

Officers attended and say a number of potentially hazardous substances were found inside the property.

A cordon was put in place and four nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

A 17-year-old male was arrested and an investigation was launched.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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