Man arrested following Beacon fire

Gorebridge Beacon after fire broke out there.

Gorebridge Beacon after fire broke out there.

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A man has been arrested following the fire last week at the under construction community hub in Gorebridge.

Extensive damage was caused to the Gorebridge Beacon which is under construction at a site on Hunterfield Road and was due to be completed in the coming weeks. The fire happened in the early hours of Thursday, May 18.

A 20 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is expected to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (May 26).

Local area commander, chief inspector Kenny Simpson, said: “Any crime that targets local facilities is an affront to the community itself, and I’m really pleased with the response we received to help progress this enquiry and enable charges to be brought.”