Pier pair bailed – again

A PAIR of teenagers arrested after fire ripped through Hastings Pier have still not been charged by police.

The two 19-year-olds were seized by police shortly after the blaze started back in October last year.

However, much to the frustration of locals, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) seems no closer to deciding whether or not to charge the duo with arson.

Both men, said to be from St Leonards, have been on bail ever since that initial arrest and this week that bail was extended until April 23.

Hastings Police confirmed it had passed the file to the CPS and was awaiting its decision.

Anyone with information about the blaze is asked to call 0845 6070999.