Highlands News

Two men charged with allegedly lighting fires

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Two men have been charged with deliberately lighting fires in the Goulburn area.

Police will allege that between November 19 and December 8, seven fires were deliberately lit in Ross Street, Tully Park, Brewer Street and Gorman Road.

Strike Force Cloete was set up to investigate the fires and yesterday two men aged 20 and 21 were arrested in Goulburn.

During a search of the 20-year-old man’s devices, a number of intimate images were found to have been distributed to a minor.

Detective Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie says we have seen devastation in our community as a result of the recent bushfires,

He also says the community played a huge role in the arrests and is thanking everyone who came forward and provided information.

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