Two Police Vehicles lit on fire sparks investigation, Christchurch

Two Police Vehicles lit on fire sparks investigation, Christchurch

Last updated:

We are independent and we need help to keep the industry thriving. News is important during the COVID-19 Pandemic; it can be informative especially during the toughest times of all. For us, there is a need to speed up so we can inform and share what matters faster. You can help with the progress by donating to us.

Make a donation orange-arrow

Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand are treating fires from two Police vehicles that were found alight as suspicious.

A Police vehicle was found well alight in the New Brighton Police Stations’ car yard at around 4 am while a second parked next to it was damaged by the first fire.

Because of the damage caused, the vehicles can no longer be repaired.

AdvertisementAdvertisement - Advertise with thisquality

The station was evacuated, and cordons were put in place while Fire and Emergency arrived to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.

Do you know more? Send Police, Crime and EMS information, footage or photos to [email protected]

“Investigators attended the scene this morning to try to establish how the fire began. At this point, the fire is being treated as suspicious,” said Canterbury Metro Commander Superintendent Lane Todd.

“Enquiries will include viewing CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses. A scene guard is in place while work at the scene is undertaken. However, the Police Station has reopened.”

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on Seaview Road or near the Police station in New Brighton are asked to call 105, quoting event number P045894596.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Image: SUPPLIED

If you liked this publication, please consider donating to support thisquality being independent. Protect trustworthy news from official Government newswires and voices inside local communities. Invest in a range of interesting fields of storyful perspectives that matter.

Donate here orange-arrow
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments