Teenager charged after fires started in Sunderland

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A TEENAGER has been arrested after fires were started in a Sunderland street.

The fire service was called to Ettrick Grove at 7.40pm on Tuesday after reports of youths setting fires in trees and bushes.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with theft of a wheelie bin and is due to appear at Sunderland Youth Court on March 27.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Kevin Jones said: “We take calls of fires being started very seriously as this can endanger both people and property. This behaviour will not be tolerated.”