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INCIDENT UPDATE: Two teens charged following tower block fire in Garston

 Published on: 13th July 2022   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with a fire at Abbey View tower block yesterday (Tuesday, July 12).

The boys, aged 13 and 14, who are both from the town and cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered.

They appeared before remand court today (Wednesday, July 13) where they were released on conditional bail.

They are next due to appear before the courts on Wednesday 27 July.

Detective Inspector Chris Parperi, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “We appreciate that this incident has, understandably, caused a great deal of concern among the local community and officers remain in the area to provide reassurance.

“This was a fast-moving investigation which has now seen two teenagers charged and the case will progress through the courts.

“If you have any information about what happened and haven’t yet spoken to police, we’d urge you to please do so.”

You can report information online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/55588/22.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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