Teenager charged with arson over Ilkley Moor fire

A teenager has been charged over a fire at Ilkley Moor over the Easter weekend.

By Susie Beever
Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 3:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 3:04 pm

The blaze broke out on Saturday, with fire fighters from West, North, South Yorkshire, Humberside and Merseyside all drafted in to battle the flames.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed on Sunday that three men had been arrested in connection with the fire.

Damage caused by fire at Ilkley Moor

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The force have now said a 19-year-old male has been charged with arson.

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Pictures show the extent of damage caused to Ilkley Moor after fire

"He has been bailed to appear at court at a later date.

"Two other men who were arrested in connection with the same incident have been released under investigation."

Five fire engines remained at the site today as crews continue to dampen down the scene.

Meanwhile, pictures have been released revealing the scale of the damage left by the fire.