TWO teenage boys have been charged with arson after being accused of setting fire to a new-build property in Thame.

The boys, aged 15 and 14, were charged with committing arson after destroying a newly built house, belonging to Bellway Homes, in Kingsmead in Thame, on June 17 last year.

They appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 28 to be sentenced.

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The 14-year-old was ordered to pay £2,500 in compensation and was referred to a Youth Offenders Panel.

The 15-year-old has been remanded on conditional bail for a further hearing on March 13.

It is unknown why his sentencing was delayed.

The pair cannot be named for legal reasons as they are both under the age of 18.