Man, 22, due in court after fire which killed 50 pigs
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A man in his 20s is due in court in connection with a blaze which killed dozens of pigs.
The 22-year-old, from the Diss area, has been issued with a postal requisition to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court next month in connection with three counts of arson.
The man will not be named unless he is charged with the offences, police confirmed.
One happened on the evening of September 26, 2019, when a hay stack in a barn in Bressingham, near Diss, was deliberately set alight.
The fire destroyed the building and farm machinery, and 50 pigs were killed.
The two other incidents, which occurred in the ensuing days, were as follows:
One count of arson at a farm in Kenninghall, also near Diss, on September 27, 2019. A large stack of hay bales was deliberately set alight.
One count of arson at barn in Bressingham on October 3, 2019, when a barn and 400 tonnes of straw were destroyed by fire.
- 1 Injured man found on Norfolk beach could be linked to woman's death
- 2 One of Norfolk's most expensive homes for sale for £3.5million
- 3 Police on scene in village 'just in case' as person taken to hospital
- 4 Fight back against plans for supermarket 'in wrong place' on A47
- 5 Man detained under mental health act after Norwich disturbance
- 6 'One crazy decision' - Mother's anguish over son's death as dealer jailed
- 7 Concern over state of beach following £22m sandscaping project
- 8 NORWICH CITY ARE PROMOTED TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
- 9 'I ran for my life' - Neighbour who saw fatal row tells of terror
- 10 McDonald's branch to close for up to three months
The man is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court at 9.15am on March 5.