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Three teenagers arrested following burglaries at Benjamin Britten High School and fire at Poplars School in Lowestoft

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Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and arson following separate incidents at two schools in Lowestoft.

Police were called to Poplars Primary School, in St Margarets Road, by the fire service just before 8.30pm on October 2 following reports of a fire on the roof of the building.

The fire, which was believed to have been started deliberately, caused significant damage to the roof, which will need replacing.

Poplars School, Lowestoft. Picture: Google.
Poplars School, Lowestoft. Picture: Google.

On October 18, officers were called to Benjamin Britten High School, in Blyford Road, following reports of a burglary the previous weekend, where suspect(s) entered an outbuilding on two separate occasions.

A window was smashed and food and drink items stolen, or thrown out of the window.

Following inquiries, three 14-year-old boys from Lowestoft were arrested in connection with the incidents yesterday.

They were taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning and have been released on bail until November 12.

The crime reference numbers for the incidents are 37/55955/21, 37/57915/21 and 37/58214/21.

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