7 Jul 2011

Man facing seven counts of arson

6:25 pm on 7 July 2011

Police in Feilding have arrested a man over a series of fires in the Manawatu town over the past six months.

The 26-year-old from Palmerston North has been charged with seven counts of arson and one of theft.

Police say the arrest follows an extensive investigation, with help from the Fire Service, a Feilding promotional body and local authorities.

The man will appear in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday.