Teenagers arrested in connection with arson at historic stables near Redcar (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Teenagers arrested in connection with arson at historic stables near Redcar
TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that gutted a historic building on Teesside.
A blaze ripped through grade II-listed Kirkleatham Hall stable block, in Redcar, which dates back to the early 1700s, last month.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Two 19-year-old boys from Redcar have been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at the Grade II listed Kirkleatham Hall stables in Redcar on August 28 at around 7.45pm.
“They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.”
The buildings, which are owned by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, were placed on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk register last year.
Since the demolition of Kirkleatham Hall in 1954, the condition of the stables, along with grade I, II and II* bastions, ha-ha walls, gate piers and gatehouses, has deteriorated, leading to grants of about £500,000 to help to save it in 2011.
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