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Garran man arrested for Monash fire

By johnboy - 10 July 2013 2

ACT Policing arrested a 27-year-old Garran man in relation to a house fire in Monash earlier today (Wednesday, July 10).

About 4.45am ACT Fire & Rescue notified police they were in attendance at the Griffin Place residence. Police officers attended to find the house well alight.

There were no people inside the residence at the time of the fire. Early estimates from ACT Fire & Rescue value the damage at around $300,000.

The fire was extinguished, and the scene handed to ACT Policing Criminal Investigations. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the man at an address in Garran. He was transported to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with Arson and Contravention of Order.

He will be remanded until tomorrow morning, where he will face ACT Magistrates Court. Police will oppose bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Garran man arrested for Monash fire
caf 10:48 pm 11 Jul 13

ABC news has named the accused as Todd Elphick, who was on bail awaiting retrial for his role in the murder of Brendan Scott Welsh at Hughes shops in 2010.

Very Busy 8:42 pm 11 Jul 13

The house was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 2010.

http://the-riotact.com/large-house-destroyed-in-monash/30086

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