Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a fire at Bo’ness United Football Club’s ground.
The Newtown Park blaze broke out at 1.30pm on Tuesday after astroturf material was set alight, sending huge plumes of black smoke high above the town which could be seen from both Edinburgh and Fife.
Damage to the ground was superficial, but the nearby Kinneil band hall may now have to be demolished – a loss which left members of the band devastated.
The two, aged 16, were expected to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Friday.
Detectives thanked the public for their assistance and support during this investigation
Once the park has been transformed it will become available for all teams and administered by the Newtown Park Association
Extracts from (Bo’ness Journal)