Children aged 11, 12 and 13 in court over arson attack

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THREE children have appeared in court charged with arson on a house.

Two boys, aged 11 and 12, and a 13-year-old girl, all from the Peterlee area, face allegations of arson after the fire, which damaged a two-bedroomed house on a development at Eden Court, Horden, on March 11.

At a youth court, sitting at Peterlee Magistrates Court yesterday, it was agreed the case could be dealt with by the court, rather than send it on to a crown court.

No pleas were entered.

The case was adjourned.