No leads on Royal culprit
POLICE are no closer to finding the culprit who burned down Mossman’s Royal Hotel.
Mossman Police Detective Sergeant Trevor Perham said forensic evidence was gathered the day after the historic hotel burned down on September 29.
“The structure was unstable and unsafe and there were children running around the area,” he said.
“Beams were falling down.
The forensic examination concluded the fire was lit inside the building and ruled out natural causes, confirming that the fire is suspicious.
“Hundreds of Mossman residents have been spoken to by police, but the cause still remains unknown and suspicious,” Sgt Perham said.
“There were no obvious natural causes, and legitimate accidental causes have been eliminated, which only leaves human intervention.
“There were a lot of people who saw and heard something they thought may have been relevant to the fire and police followed up those possible leads,” Sergeant Perham said.
“All lines of inquiry have been exhausted and we are seeking further information to progress the information.”
If you have any information about the fire contact the Mossman police on 4098 2177 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.