Huntingdonshire police officer catches fire suspect

fire engine

fire engine - Credit: Archant

AN OFF duty police officer chased and caught a youth after a fire was started in Little Paxton on Saturday night.

The officer called fire services at 9.23pm while in pursuit of one of two youths he saw at the scene of the fire at the village hall in Gordon Road.

The off duty officer managed to catch one of the youths but the other managed to escape.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 9.31pm and had extinguished the small fire by 9.40pm. The building was not damaged.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with arson and another boy, 14, has been charged with arson and suspicion of possessing a class B drug.

Both were arrested but released on bail awaiting court proceedings.

INFORMATION: Anyone with any information about the fire should call police on 101.