Oxley Local Area Command
Man And Youth To Re-Appear At Court Following College Fire – North Tamworth
A man and a youth will re-appear at court charged with allegedly setting fire to a College in Tamworth earlier this year.
About 1:30am, Tuesday 3 March, emergency services were called to a college on Tribe Street, North Tamworth, following reports of a fire at the premises.
Upon arrival Police and NSW Fire Brigades officers found the performing arts centre of the College to be well alight.
Fire fighters battled the blaze and extinguished the fire, however, the building was totally destroyed with the damage bill believed to be estimated at $815,000.
Detectives from Oxley Local Area Command commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the fire and on Tuesday 17 November a 19-year-old local man was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.
He was later charged with damage property by fire destroy or damage property and enter building with intent to commit an indictable offence.
The 19-year-old old man was refused bail and appeared at Tamworth Local Court where he was given conditional bail to re-appear on Monday 30 November.
About 10 a.m. today detectives arrested a 17-year-old male from Hillvue and charged him with damage property by fire, destroy or damage property and enter building with intent to commit an indictable offence.
The youth appeared at Tamworth Children’s Court today where he was given conditional bail to re-appear on Monday 30 November 2009.