Empty house burns again Sec­ond man ar­rested over Seaton fire

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PO­LICE be­lieve ar­son­ists may have caused a fire at an aban­doned house at Mans­field Park.

Po­lice and fire crews were sent to the house, at the in­ter­sec­tion of Han­son Rd and Medika Boule­vard at about 4.45am yes­ter­day morn­ing after re­ceiv­ing re­ports a sin­gle­storey fi­bro house was ablaze.

Fire­fight­ers quickly brought those rep­re­sent­ing op­po­nents. In 2000, he was con­victed of spit­ting at a WorkCover bar­ris­ter, then spent two months in jail for as­sault­ing an­other lawyer in 2002.

De­spite the prison stint, Moore-Mc­Quil­lan threw his crutch at a man serv­ing him a sum­mons, cut­ting his chin in 2007 and the next year re­ceived a sus­pended sen­tence for an un­re­lated as­sault.

Judge Tracey said the for­mer boil­er­maker’s lat­est of­fend­ing breached a good be­hav­iour bond im­posed for threat­en­ing to knock down a the fire un­der con­trol and pre­vented it from spread­ing to nearby prop­er­ties.

The house has been aban­doned since a large fire at the prop­erty in May, 2017.

Po­lice are treat­ing the early morn­ing blaze as sus­pi­cious.

They ask any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. lawyer in a 2011 Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion Tri­bunal hear­ing, while in 2015 he abused then tripped over yet an­other lawyer, who tum­bled to the floor.

Judge Tracey said his anx­i­ety led to his bizarre out­bursts and he dis­played ob­ses­sive, para­noid and nar­cis­sis­tic traits.

“I can­not be sat­is­fied there are good prospects for your re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion in the longer term,” she said.

Moore-Mc­Quil­lan was jailed for a nine months after the judge found his of­fend­ing was too se­ri­ous and lengthy for a home de­ten­tion order. A SEC­OND man has been ar­rested over a fire that de­stroyed three cars and dam­aged a house at Seaton.

Po­lice and MFS crews were called to a house on Dum­fries Ave about 1.10am on Sun­day after re­ceiv­ing re­ports of a large fire. Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished the blaze but not be­fore it de­stroyed a Subaru WRX, a Lexus sedan and a Mazda sta­tion wagon.

The front of the house was also dam­aged. The oc­cu­pants of the prop­erty were home but were not in­jured.

A Moana man, 36, was charged with ar­son on Sun­day.

A West Croy­don man, 32, at­tended Hind­ley St po­lice sta­tion just after 8.30am yes­ter­day and was charged with ar­son.

He ap­peared in the Port Ade­laide Mag­is­trates Court.

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