Two teenage girls arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life have been released without charge.

It follows a fire on Dorchester Road, Weymouth, in July last year.

Emergency services were called to a blaze at what was thought to be a derelict building next to the Rembrandt Hotel at around 8pm on Wednesday, July 13

At the height of the incident, there were approximately 30 firefighters from Weymouth, Dorchester and Portland, tackling the fire.

Following police enquiries, two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The property, located between the Rembrandt Hotel and Cranford House, received planning permission in 2019 for three blocks of flats and has since been demolished as a result of the fire damage.

Providing an update on Wednesday March 8, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said the teens would ‘face no further police action’.

They said: “Following a detailed investigation by officers and engagement with those involved, the two girls were released from the investigation and will face no further police action.”