Police release footage of suspects of Woolston scrap metal fire

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Sep 01, 2022 |

Police investigating a suspicious fire at a Woolston scrap metal yard have released CCTV footage showing potential suspects.

Police have been investigating since the large blaze at Garlands Road on the evening of August 17, which required significant work to get under control.

The CCTV footage released shows a group of four people in the area at the time of the blaze.

Detective Sergeant Michael Varnam said “we know the footage is not very clear but we hope that someone will recognise those involved, particularly people who know them.

This incident was extremely serious, and had it not been for the fast work of FENZ, could have caused considerable damage to homes and businesses, as well as serious risk to people’s lives.

We also are asking anyone who has CCTV cameras in the area and thinks they may have relevant footage to contact police.

It is important that anyone who knows who these people are or that has information that will assist Police contacts us as soon as possible.”

You can contact Police via our 105 phone service or online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105, using ‘Update My Report’, and reference file number 220822/8276.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV footage / Supplied

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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