Arson in Invercargill
At 8.30 p.m.
on 18th January 2013 Invercargill Police and Fire Service
attended a report of a fire having been deliberately lit
underneath a large tree at the Elles Rd skate park.
fire was extinguished by the attending Police staff and the
Fire Service arrived a short time later.
were seen lighting the fire by a member of the public who
reported this to the Police.
A 14 year old male, 13 year
male and 11 year old male were apprehended by Police and
they have been referred to the Youth Aid section.
wish to thank the public for their assistance in
apprehending the three juveniles, and early attendance by
Police meant the fire was not able to take hold underneath a
large tree on the park.
It is not known at this stage if
this latest incident is related to a spate of fires in
Invercargill city recently and enquiries will be continuing.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
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