23 Jun 2009

Man arrested in relation to Palmerston North fires

11:31 am on 23 June 2009

Police in Palmerston North have arrested a man in connection with a spate of fires in the city.

A unemployed man, 35, was due to appear in the Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday, on seven charges of arson. He is also charged with three burglaries.

There has been a series of fires at schools, cafes, skips and construction sites.

Police say they oppose bail.