Piha arsons: Name suppression lifted for accused

Piha arson-accused Cory Marson-Wood
Cory Marson-Wood. Photo credit: Newshub.

Name suppression has been lifted for the teenager accused of setting fire to a Piha fish and chip shop in a spate of arsons.

Cory Marson-Wood faces three arson-related charges, relating to a large scrub fire and another which gutted popular west Auckland takeaway Adey's Place in May.

piha adeys place arson fire west auckland
The fires left many in the community concerned. Photo credit: Newshub.

He appeared in the Waitakere District Court on Thursday afternoon where he entered no pleas to the charges.

Marson-Wood, who was arrested in Tauranga days after the fires, was granted bail.

He's set to reappear in court later this month.