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Arrest after attempt to torch car

A TEENAGER was arrested after an attempt was made to set fire to a car in Taruheru Crescent in Riverdale on Tuesday night.

Police and Fire and Emergency NZ responded to the incident at around 10pm.

“An attempt was made to torch the car, but only minor damage was caused to one of the wheel areas of the vehicle,” an emergency services spokesman said.

A 17-year-old youth was later arrested.

Police said he faces a range of charges.

The firefighters who attended made sure the fire was out and that the vehicle was safe.