WISBECH: Teenager charged with arson attack on a barn is sent to Cambridge Crown Court

PUBLISHED: 15:09 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 02 June 2010

A TEENAGER charged with an arson attack on a barn in Wisbech is face trial at Cambridge Crown Court. Anthony Horn, 19, is alleged to have destroyed a barn, straw, farm machinery, and ladders belonging to Cliff Harrison, and worth a total of £5,130, during

A TEENAGER charged with an arson attack on a barn in Wisbech is face trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

Anthony Horn, 19, is alleged to have destroyed a barn, straw, farm machinery, and ladders belonging to Cliff Harrison, and worth a total of £5,130, during the incident in Panswell Lane on October 23.

The teenager also faces a second arson offence; he is accused of damaging a briefcase by fire, the property of Debbie McArdle, on October 23.

Appearing before Fenland magistrates on Wednesday, Horn also faced a charge of burglary.

He and co-defendant Benjamin Button, 21, of Friday Bridge Road, Elm, are alleged to have burgled a home in Back Road at Gorefield between October 20 and 24 last year, stealing a number of items including DVDs, a television, a DVD player, jewellery, ornaments, bank documents, perfume, posters, and a brief case.

Horn also faces two charges under the Proceeds of Crime Act, involving criminal property. It is alleged that on October 8 last year he attempted to obtain criminal property, in the form of lead. A second charge alleges that between October 20 and 24 he entered into an arrangement that facilitated the acquisition of criminal property, including DVDs, a television, boxing gloves, a DVD player and framed posters.

The court declined jurisdiction over the case, and adjourned it until April 8, for a committal hearing. Both were given conditional bail.


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