Tag: Norway

Boys, not bombs, destroy historic church

| February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 116 year-old Norwegian church, which survived a bombing in WWII, has been burnt beyond repair by two boys playing with a cigarette lighter. The Rørvik Church in Nord-Trøndelag, central Norway, went up in flames last Saturday night shortly after two young boys were seen in the area. “It was therefore possible to find them […]




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Teenager admits to church fire

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 17-year-old Norwegian boy has finally admitted starting the fire that destroyed Østre Porsgrunn Church on April 11. The boy had already been charged in the fire, along with an 18-year-old companion. Both were arrested once again earlier this week, because police suspect them of also being behind a fire near Borgestad Church the same […]




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Further arrest in church arson case

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



An 18 year-old male was arrested and questioned late on Friday night in the arson case surrounding the Østre Porsgrunn church, while the church council received further good news in the form of a large donation to help build the church anew. A 17 year-old had already been arrested last week after a lengthy, resource-intensive […]




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17 year-old accused of church arson

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 17 year-old has been arrested and charged with arson for the burning down of the historic Østre Porsgrunn church on April 11. Police had originally searched for four suspects, two of whom were seen running from the crime scene, while two others were seen on a moped nearby. The fire is believed to have […]




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