Teenager appears in court following fire at Verulam School, St Albans

PUBLISHED: 12:19 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 06 May 2010

Pupil tells of choking smoke in corridor

Pupil tells of choking smoke in corridor

THE teenager charged in connection with a major fire at Verulam School this week appeared in court this morning (Thursday). The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stood in front of St Albans magistrates this morning charged with two coun

THE teenager charged in connection with a major fire at Verulam School this week appeared in court this morning (Thursday).

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stood in front of St Albans magistrates this morning charged with two counts of arson recklessly endangering lives.

One relates to a small fire at the Brampton Road, St Albans, school on Monday at 11.30am and the other is in connection with a much bigger fire at the same time the following day.

The case was adjourned and he is due to appear again on March 12 with another youth charged in connection with Monday's small fire.

The 16-year-old was granted conditional bail until his next hearing which includes a daily curfew between 7pm and 7am. He is also banned from the vicinity of the school and speaking to any witnesses.

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Two St Albans mums are hosting a one day pop-up vintage clothes shop to help fund a charity fashion show next year.

Yesterday, 12:00

St Albans district’s hospitals could be left without vital medical supplies after Brexit, new data appears to show.

Yesterday, 09:00

A 17-year-old girl from St Albans has been selected as one of eight winners of Young Sportsperson of the Year.

Fri, 18:00

Traffic is queueing on the M1 following a crash between a car and motorcyclist in the St Albans area.

CountryPhile

Recently we, as a family (minus two of the kids), visited The Lodge RSPB reserve in Sandy, Bedfordshire. I had never been before, which is perhaps amiss of me as a birdwatcher as it is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or RSPB and only 45 minutes drive from home.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards