Resort arson suspect arrested in Vanuatu

Police in Vanuatu have arrested a suspect in relation to the series of alleged arsons at a resort in Tanna.

The Daily Post newspaper reports that the arrests came after police reinforcements were flown to Tanna from Port Vila earlier this week.

The paper reports the arsons at Tanna Lodge are thought to be linked to the killing of a young man on the island last month.

It is understood the suspect in the killing is now in police custody in Port Vila.

Earlier this week after the most recent arson attack the resort owner and 20 tourists were evacuated to Port Vila over fears for their safety.