House fire triggers arson investigation

| 11/08/2011

(CNS):  A property which is under construction on Reef Street in the Newlands area was set alight in the early hours of this morning which has triggered an arson investigation. At05:20 on Thursday morning (11 August) the emergency centre received a call that the house was on fire. Police and Fire Service attended the scene where three small fires had been set. Police said that one was on the ground floor and two on the first floor which caused some damage to the roof. There was no sign of accelerants, and the likelihood is that materials already present on site were deliberately set alight with a match or lighter. No one was present in the building at the time of the fire.

Chief Inspector Mike Cranswick, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department stated that someone is responsible for this arson and the police need the help of the community to identify the person or people who are responsible.

If there is anyone out there that knows who set this fire the police said they wanted to hear from them. “Even if you think it’s insignificant we still want to hear from you about what you know,” the police stated.

Should you have any information of this crime or any crime taking place please contact the George Town Police Station at 9494222 or any Crime Stoppers at 800(TIPS) 8477.

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonnymous says:

    Is this all the police ever say- we need the help of the community?  I agree that when anyone has relevant information they should give this to the authorities, but the police must be able to investigate and figure out who should be questioned/interrogated, until they break the case.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Seems as if Cayman getting copy cats now.  The police need to find these idiots lock them up and throw away the keys, this would be a lesson to would be fire starters.