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Two arrested for fire at Upper Hutt College

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Hutt Valley Police investigating arson at a school in September have arrested two people in relation to the fire.

On the evening of Sunday 1 September, a large section of Upper Hutt College was extensively damaged by a fire, causing about $1.5 million damage.

The damage led to the school being closed for two weeks, which meant significant disruption for the community.

Yesterday and today, Hutt Valley CIB executed two search warrants in Upper Hutt and one search warrant in Palmerston North.

During these warrants Police located evidential material and arrested two people in relation to the arson. They are due to appear in Youth Court at a later date.

Fires such as these cause enormous harm to our community and can cause costly damage.

Police hope these arrests reassure the community that we are committed to investigating acts of wilful damage and arson thoroughly, and holding those responsible to account.

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1 comment:

  1. Chris Horne, 23. November 2019, 15:32

    Well done those NZ Police officers who tracked and arrested the young people believed to be the arsonists who lit the fires at Upper Hutt College. The arsonists disrupted the teaching of the many pupils at the school, and caused great inconvenience in the community.