A man was arrested for allegedly setting a central Dunedin building on fire after he was recognised by police on CCTV footage.
Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said a 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday in regards to a fire being set at a Frederick St address on October 28.
The man appeared in court and has been remanded in custody, charged with arson (wilfully setting fire to a property endangering life).
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 14 years’ jail.
Snr Sgt Bond said police were thankful for having good CCTV footage in the area, as well as an "eagle-eyed officer" who was able to identify the suspect from the footage.
The man will appear in court again to apply for bail on January 18.