Man held for Gunn home fire

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - JU­DITH AISTHORPE

A MAN has been re­manded in cus­tody for al­legedly at­tempt­ing to set fire to his ex-part­ner’s house.

It is un­der­stood that the woman was the only per­son in­side the Nathan Court house in Gunn at the time.

The 33-year-old ini­tially tried to set fire to the house at 2am but was un­suc­cess­ful.

De­tec­tive Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ma­ree Scott said po­lice will al­lege the man re­turned around three hours later at 5am and set fire to the fuse box at the side of the house.

“Po­lice re­spond­ing to the re­port of a fire have ar­rested the male on sus­pi­cion of ar­son and have also charged him with high range drink-driv­ing fol­low­ing a road­side breath test,” she said.

“Fire and Res­cue In­ves­ti­ga­tors con­firmed ac­cel­er­ants were used to start the fire af­ter two ear­lier at­tempts failed.”

A po­lice spokesman said po­lice were aware of the ear­lier in­ci­dent.

A res­i­dent on the street said this was the first in­ci­dent they have had on the usu­ally quiet sub­ur­ban cul-de-sac in the 12 months they have lived in there.

The 33-year-old ap­peared in the Dar­win Lo­cal Court on Thursday and was re­manded in cus­tody un­til July 13.

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