Man to face court following Phillip fires

Facing court

A 32-year-old man has been charged and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today following a number of fires in Phillip yesterday (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 one was 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 and charged by ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations about noon.

The man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (13 May 2020) on one count of building arson and six counts of property damage.

Media enquiries

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