Linton Barn Fire: Two Charged

14 June 2012, 10:28 | Updated: 14 June 2012, 14:59

Two men have been charged following a fire that destroyed barns in Cambridgeshire which were used as a wedding venue.

Emergency services were called to Chilford Hall, just off the A1052 in Linton, just before 3.20am on Wednesday morning (13th June). 

A crew from Linton and a crew from Sawston were initially sent to check the area. 

When they arrived, they called for further fire engines to be sent.

There were about 60 firefighters from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex tackling the fire in a barn used as a function room, measuring about 50 by 50 metres. 

They managed to stop the fire from spreading to a shop and a wine store but the barns have been completely destroyed by fire.

Two men from Haverhill, aged 26 and 27 were then arrested in connection with the fire on suspicion of arson.

Each man has been charged with two counts of arson with intent to endanger life, and are due to appear at Cambridge Magistrate's this morning (Thursday).