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Bank lawyer cries as he’s refused bail after lighting fireworks in the middle of the bushfire crisis

Top Commonwealth Bank lawyer sobs into his hands as he is refused bail after allegedly lighting fireworks in the middle of NSW bushfire crisis

  • Commonwealth Bank lawyer Christopher Sun refused bail for lighting fireworks
  • Sun, 34, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to handling explosives without a license 
  • Court heard Sun lit fireworks in a Sydney park during a total fire ban 
  • When grass was ignited witnesses claim Sun ran away from the scene 

A top corporate lawyer wept into his hands when his bail was refused for lighting fireworks amid a bushfire crisis.

Commonwealth Bank lawyer Christopher Sun, 34, was refused bail on Tuesday in the Newtown Local Court after pleading guilty to handling explosives without a licence.

Sun was arrested after two residents in St Peters allegedly saw him lighting fireworks at Sydney Park on November 14, before he threw them over a fence into dry grass. 

‘Top-tier’ Commonwealth Bank lawyer Christopher Sun, 24, wept into his hands as he was refused bail for illegally lighting fireworks in a park as Australia was in the grip of a bushfire crisis (stock photo)

When the firework ignited the grass the couple said they saw Sun running away at about 9.45pm, The Daily Telegraph reported. 

The couple raced over the fence and were able to extinguish the flames. 

The couple took a photo of him and contacting the police. 

When police arrived they arrested Sun and found more illegally purchased fireworks and a large number of lighters in his car. 

His bail was refused on the basis of community safety and police prosecutor Sergeant Skye Stromquist said it was ‘pure luck’ the couple were there to put the fire out. 

The court heard Sun, who described himself as a ‘top-tier lawyer’, had an obsession with the ‘artistry and theatricality’ of fireworks.

Witnesses said they saw Sun light a firework at Sydney Park (pictured) before throwing it into dry grass which caught alight, the couple were forced to put it out when Sun fled the scene

Witnesses said they saw Sun light a firework at Sydney Park (pictured) before throwing it into dry grass which caught alight, the couple were forced to put it out when Sun fled the scene

He had taken part in a fireworks course in Canberra but he didn’t finish and receive a licence to handle fireworks. 

While Sun pleaded guilty to handling explosives without a licence he pleaded not guilty to setting fire to Crown land. 

A third charge, lighting a fire during a total fire ban, was dropped because Sun was in Sydney where the ban didn’t apply.  

Sun will appear in court again on January 23, 2020.  

A third charge of lighting a fire during a total fire ban was dropped because the fire ban did not apply to Sydney at the time (NSW firefighter pictured battling a blaze)

A third charge of lighting a fire during a total fire ban was dropped because the fire ban did not apply to Sydney at the time (NSW firefighter pictured battling a blaze)

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