Cambs Post Office Fire - Two Charged

7 March 2011, 07:04 | Updated: 9 March 2011, 18:23

Police were called by the Fire Service at 6.07am on Saturday to reports of a fire at the Post Office in Town Green Road, Orwell.

The Post Office has been completely destroyed and there is damage to the other two buildings. An elderly man was rescued by fire fighters from one of the buildings and suffered shock but did not need hospital treatment. Two residents from the other property escaped and did not attend hospital.

Several fires have also been started in hedges and trees at the junction with Brookside and Town Green Road.

The fire service has confirmed the fires were deliberately started and a police investigation is underway.

Following their arrest at 8am on Saturday, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both from the Royston area, have been charged with three counts of arson and wrecklessly endangering life and two counts of criminal damage.

They have been bailed and are due appear at Cambridge Youth Court on Tuesday 16th March.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.