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Boy sentenced for £1m arson attack on farm

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Boy sentenced for £1m arson attack on farm

Date of alert:

Monday, 6 February 2023

Crime Ref:


Thames Valley Police

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a boy has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to an arson, which caused around £1m-worth of damage to a farm in Eynsham, Oxfordshire.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the offence at Oxford Youth Court on Wednesday (1/2).

He was given a four-month youth referral order and ordered to pay £61 in costs.

On 24 October 2021 at around 3pm, a barn was set alight at Acre Hill, Freeland Road, Eynsham.

As well as the barn, owned by a man aged in his seventies, being destroyed, the incident caused significant disruption in the area, cattle had to be evacuated, and the fire was attended by a large number of fire service personnel and police.

Thankfully, no one was injured and all the livestock survived.

The boy was charged with the offence on 21 December last year.

Boy sentenced for £1m arson attack on farm

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