Help cops find firebugs

IT might seem obvious, but anyone who has any information that might help police in their investigations into fires at the South Grafton Pool and Gymnasium and at the Grafton Community College, also in South Grafton, on Friday night should waste no time in getting details to the police.

The South Grafton Fire Brigade was called to the community college fire about 11.30pm on Friday and, while there, was told by police about the fire at the pool.

Shattered pool manager, Alan Paterson, said he believed the pool fire was maliciously lit and suspected that intruders may have been in the building for some time before it was set alight.

It is conceivable that the intruders may have been around the outside of the complex well before the flames were first noticed.

Whether people saw anything at either site early in the night or when the fires became obvious, they need to contact police immediately.

It is now 15 months since the Grafton pool buildings were razed by fire, and investigators appear no closer to laying charges.

If people come forward straight away with any information they have about these two fires, police will be in a much better position to find the culprits.

This has been the busiest year on record for the South Grafton Fire Brigade and if members of the public can help track some offenders down, the whole community will be a safer place.

And hopefully we will see those responsible tucked safely away behind bars where they belong.

Hopefully we will see the culprits behind bars.



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