Man charged with arson after motorcycle club fire

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Police have charged a 29-year-old man with arson following a fire at the HQ of a motorcylce club in Invercargill.

The emergency services were alerted to the blaze at 50 Balmoral Drive at approximately 2am this morning.

The address is the Road Knight Motorcycle Club’s Headquarters.

The man has also been charged with other domestic-related offences as a result of police enquiries.

An Invercargill Police spokesperson said: "A fire at the rear of the address caused a moderate amount of damage to the building.

"The man is due to appear in the Invercargill District Court tomorrow and we are continuing to investigate the case. 

"If any members of the public have any information which may assist with the investigation, could they please contact local police on: 03 211 0400."