Police charge man after fire deliberately lit in Sydney’s east

A man will face court today charged after a fire was allegedly deliberately lit in Sydney’s east yesterday.

About 3.30pm (Wednesday 1 January 2020), police were called to a small park in Cox Avenue, Bondi Beach, following reports of a small fire after a brown paper bag filled with dried leaves had allegedly been deliberately lit.

Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command attended and were approached by members of the public, who had extinguished the fire and followed a man leaving the scene.

Police spoke with the 34-year-old man before searching him and seizing a cigarette lighter.

He was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with intentionally cause fire and be reckless to its spread.

The Bondi man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Thursday 2 January 2020).

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