Saturday, December 24, 2016

UK: Boy, 16, charged with arson after huge Baitul Futuh Mosque fire which caused £6 million of damage


The fire caused £6,078,311 worth of damage after it broke out at a building adjacent to the Baitul Futuh in Morden just after midday. 

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: The Evening Standard
By Francesca Gillett | December 21, 2016

A teenage boy has been charged with arson after a huge blaze caused £6 million worth of damage at a south London mosque.

The 16-year-old, from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, is accused of arson and arson with intent to endanger life following the blaze on Saturday, September 26 last year.

The fire caused £6,078,311 worth of damage after it broke out at a building adjacent to the Baitul Futuh in Morden just after midday.

Officers were called just before 12.20pm after reports of the fire on London Road.

The street was shut off for hours as firefighters tackled the blaze.

The teenager was arrested on the day after the fire but was not charged until Tuesday.

He has been bailed and is due to appear at Wimbledon Youth Court on January 18.

A second boy, also 16, was released with no further action.


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