14-Year-Old Teen Girl Charged After Armidale House Fire

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16 May 2018

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Police have charged a teenage a girl for allegedly starting a fire in the New England region.

Emergency services were called about 8:40pm last night to Bundarra Road, Invergowrie, about 20km west of Armidale, after reports a property was on fire.

The fire was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW however the house was extensively damaged.

Police were told the 14-year-old allegedly assaulted two people and damaged two vehicles at the property, before starting the fire.

The girl was arrested at the scene by officers from the New England Police District and taken to Armidale Police Station.

She was charged with three counts of common assault, two counts malicious damage to a motor vehicle and damaging property by fire.

The teen was granted bail and will appear at a children’s court on June 7.

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