Teens arrested in connection with burglaries and arson at Lowestoft schools

Firefighters have been called to a building fire in Lowestoft

Police have arrested three people following incidents at two Lowestoft schools. Firefighters were called to a fire at Poplars school on Sunday October 3. - Credit: Charlotte Bartram

Three teenagers have been arrested following two burglaries and an arson attack at schools in Lowestoft.   

Police arrested the 14-year-olds on Thursday, October 21, in connection with incidents at Benjamin Britten High School and Poplars Primary School.  

Offices were called to Poplars Primary School in St Margarets Road by the fire service shortly before 8:30pm on Sunday, October 3, following reports of a fire on the roof of the building.  

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

Following this, on Monday, October 18, police were called to Benjamin Britten High School in Blyford Road following reports of a burglary over the weekend, where suspect(s) had entered an outbuilding on two separate occasions.  

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

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