Renbel police investigate arson incident

POLICE in the Rennell-Bellona Province are investigating an alleged arson incident in the Kavau area on Rennell Island during which two permanent buildings and a security house belonging to a logging company were burnt down on November 5, 2017.

It was alleged the incident occurred as a result of a land dispute between the logging company, Samlinsan Limited and land owners.

No arrests have been made so far.

Provincial Police Commander, Rennell-Bellona Province, Macfretch Tesuatai says, “My officers have attended the report and continuing our enquiry into the serious matter.”

“I appeal to the land owners concerned and the company to try to resolve the dispute peacefully and ask for community support in giving more information to Tingoa police about the burning incident,” says PPC Tesuatai.


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