Man arrested in relation to Purua arson
88 Cameron Street,
Monday December 23,
Police have arrested a man in relation
to a house fire in Purua, north of Whangarei, last
The 51-year-old man will be appearing in the
Whangärei District Court tomorrow (December 24) on a charge
The house on Irvine Road at Purua was allegedly
set alight between February 22 and 23, 2012 while the owner
was overseas. The house was destroyed by the fire.
51-year-old man is also facing several charges on an
These include: two charges of making an
intimate recording (one of these is a representative
charge); one representative charge of publishing an intimate
recording; and two charges of possession of an intimate
recording (one of these is a representative
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