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36-year-old man charged in connection with Bradford, Ont., arson

At about 1 p.m. Monday, officers say they found a room in a house on 10 Sideroad that was damaged in a fire that was "deliberately set.". Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection to an alleged arson that took place at a Bradford, Ont., home on Monday afternoon, South Simcoe police say.

At about 1 p.m. on July 6, officers say they found a room in a house on 10 Sideroad that was damaged in a fire that was “deliberately set.”

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Police learned that residents in the home had been threatened and that some of their property had been stolen or damaged.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, according to police, and Ontario’s Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

On Tuesday, officers executed a search warrant at the residence.

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Gary Henessey, 36, from Bradford, Ont., was subsequently charged with arson, three counts of uttering threats, two counts of mischief under $5,000, two counts of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

The accused, who police said is known to the victims, was released with a future court date.

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