A man in custody following Phillip fires

Witnesses sought

A 32-year-old man is assisting police with their enquiries following a number of fires in Phillip this morning (Tuesday 12 May 2020).

ACT Fire and Rescue were called to a fire at a hotel in Phillip about 5.15am that was extinguished and deemed suspicious. No people were injured.

A second fire was extinguished at the Woden Bus Interchange about 5.20am.

A further five small fires were discovered at various locations outside the shopping centre between 5.25am and 6.05am. The man was apprehended by police about 12pm.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage of suspicious activity in the area around the time of the fires is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference number 6532505. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au