NZ police make arrest after Galloway fires

A 38-year-old South Canterbury man has been arrested in relation to two arsons in Galloway near Alexandra, Central Otago.

The fires occurred on 13 and 14 August 2019 in Galloway, 7km east of Alexandra.

The first fire was in an unoccupied homestead and the second fire was in occupied workers’ accommodation.

No-one was injured and limited damage was done.

The man has been charged with arson, burglary, and making false statements to Police.

Police have not ruled out laying further charges.

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