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Man in court over alleged arson attacks at care facility - Cessnock

Friday, 28 October 2022 10:30:27 AM

A man will face court today charged over two alleged arson attacks at a care facility in the Hunter Valley.

Just before 5am yesterday (Thursday 27 October 2022), emergency services were called to a care home in Hutton Street, Cessnock, following a fire at the facility.

Police will allege a flammable object had been thrown at the kitchen door and the fire was extinguished by an employee at the facility. No one was injured.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District commenced an investigation into the incident.

About 4.45pm yesterday, emergency services were called to the same facility and police will allege in court that another flammable object was thrown at the kitchen door.

The fire was extinguished by staff and Fire and Rescue NSW. No one was injured.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 46-year-old man nearby and he was taken to Cessnock Police Station.

The man was charged with two counts of damage property by fire and was refused bail to appear before Cessnock Local Court today (Friday 28 October 2022).

Investigations are continuing.