15-year-olds are currently in custody

TWO fifteen-year-olds have been arrested by police following a fire at The Clere School yesterday.

A girl from Bishops Green and boy from Newbury have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.

The police were not able to comment about whether the pair are pupils at the school.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and officers are now working with colleagues from the fire service to determine the cause.

Pupils from the school in Earlstone Common, Burghclere, were evacuated yesterday afternoon after fire broke out in an outside storage area, just off the school’s sports hall.

Firefighters from Overton, Basingstoke and Eastleigh attended the scene after being alerted at around 1.50pm and on arrival found the fire had developed in the roof space.

They were able to fully extinguish the blaze at 5.19pm and the roof sustained 20 per cent damage. The school was open today as normal.

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