Hotel arson accused granted bail

Firefighters, hotel guests and staff wait outside the Leviathan Hotel in central Dunedin after...
Firefighters, hotel guests and staff wait outside the Leviathan Hotel in central Dunedin. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
A woman facing arson charges in relation to fires at the Leviathan Hotel on Wednesday morning was granted bail when brought before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court yesterday.

Angela Marie Robertson (35), beneficiary, of Dunedin, is charged with intentionally damaging by fire the property of the Leviathan Hotel, knowing danger to life was likely to ensue, and attempting to damage the hotel by fire, on Wednesday.

Bail conditions include requirement to live at a specified address, curfewed 6pm-8am daily; not to go within 100m of the Leviathan Hotel or be in the Dunedin CBD; not to associate with or contact named persons; not to enter licensed premises other than supermarkets; not to buy, possess or consume alcohol or non-prescribed drugs; and to surrender her passport.

Represented by counsel Anne Stevens, Robertson was remanded without plea and is to appear next on September 20.

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