Teen charged with arson after garden fire kills rabbit

PUBLISHED: 11:16 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:21 17 July 2018

A 17-year-old was charged with arson following a blaze in Letchworth

A 17-year-old was charged with arson following a blaze in Letchworth


A teenage boy has been charged with arson with intent and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal following a blaze in Letchworth yesterday morning.

The fire broke out in the garden of a house in West View, after a rabbit hutch was allegedly set alight with the animal still inside – the flames spread to two nearby homes.

Everyone was accounted for, but police have now confirmed the pet rabbit died as a result of the fire.

The 17-year-old boy from Shefford is due to appear in Hatfield Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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