Police confirmed today that an arrest has been made in connection with the recent fire at Pigs Field playground, that completely destroyed the playground equipment, as the investigations into the recent spate of fires in Pembroke continue.

Detective Inspector Derricka Burns said: “Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, have conducted a number of enquiries into these incidents.

“It has been confirmed that the fires were deliberately set, including the recent fire at Pigs Field playground which had damages estimated at approximately $60,000.

“Officers have arrested one person in connection with the playground incident. More arrests are anticipated.

“It is unknown at this time if the fires are connected or if the same person[s] are responsible. A team of investigators is working on the case and is pursuing all possible options,” she added.

“Patrol officers will continue to conduct proactive monitoring of the areas affected by the fires. The BPS urges anyone with any information on these incidents to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 295-0011 or 247-1744.”