Tawa arson investigated
Police are investigating an arson to the Fletcher Construction Yard in Takapu Road, Tawa.
The fire was reported by members of the public at about 11pm on Thursday, February 13.
The cost of the damage is expected to be in excess of $1 million.
At about 5am the following morning a 54-yearold Lower Hutt man was arrested for an arsonrelated offence that is alleged to have happened in central Wellington at about 10pm the previous night.
Given that both offences happened within an hour, police are investigating any possible link.
Police are interested in talking to anyone who saw suspicious activity in the Takapu Road area that Thursday night.
They would also like to talk to anyone who was working in a service station or shop between 10pm and 11pm that Thursday who sold any solvent or petrol in a can.