Western Leader : January 13th 2011
6 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 13, 2011 NEWS February 2011 d aily. 2 3 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland. 0800 80 50 50. Open 9.30am daily 23 Tamaki Driv O k Our new Sand Tigers have arrived. See them for yourself - if you dare! SAVE 10% - Book today at kellytarltons.co.nz KEL0503STAKL Arson extensively damages house Fire damage: The Massey home torched in an arson last month. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES By STEPHEN FORBES Police investigating a suspected arson attack on a Massey house are seeking help from the public. Detective sergeant Peter Litherland says police were alerted to the fire at just after 5.30am on December 29. The Fire Service put out the blaze but the Lin- coln Park Ave property was seriously damaged. Housing New Zealand has since boarded up the property. Mr Litherland says it appears the fire was started in three different places and police are treating it as a suspected arson. There are indications an accelerant was used,'' he says. He says the occupants of the house weren't home and no one was injured in the blaze. Police would like to speak to anyone living in the area who witnessed suspicious activity before the fire or may have witnessed any vehicles leaving the scene.'' Police say two cars were recovered in the area earlier the same morning and they are keen to hear from any- one who saw either of the vehicles. They are a grey 1993 Nissan Laurel, regis- tration XH3532 and a white 1994 Toyota Trueno, registration ZU5691. Call Mr Litherland at the Henderson police on 839-0627 with infor- mation. Housing New Zealand regional manager Angela Pearce says the fire caused extensive damage and the house is uninhabitable. Contractors will assess the cost of repairs, which are expected to be substantial. Once we know exactly how much that will cost we will decide how to proceed.''
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