APPREHENSIONS MADE IN RELATION TO ARSON
AT NEW NORFOLK 7 DECEMBER 2013
At 3.30pm on Saturday 7 December 2013, the Tasmania Fire Service and Police personnel were called to attend a structure fire at Royal Derwent, George Street, New Norfolk. The disused "football change rooms" were fully engulfed in flames and were completely destroyed by fire causing approximately $100,000 damage. A fire scene examination determined that the cause of the fire was suspicious and it had been deliberately lit.
As a result of investigations conducted by the Criminal Investigation Branch and the quality information provided by the local community, the identities of the three people responsible for the arson were quickly established.
Late Saturday night, investigators interviewed three youths in relation to the arson and all three will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.
Investigators are very appreciative of the information and quick actions of those members of the local New Norfolk community; with the information they provided directly leading to the timely resolution of this incident.