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Attempt made to burn down Suddie Magistrates’ Court

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:09 by Denis Chabrol

Suddie Magistrate’s chair

An attempt was made early Wednesday morning to burn the Suddie Magistrates’ Court, police said.

A policeman at the nearby station saw the fire and smoke  in the bottom flat of the courthouse shortly before 5 AM.

“It was observed that the Magistrate’s chair on fire and a pile of paper on fire, the ranks than managed to extinguish fire by forming a bucket bridgade the said court hall was then engulf in smoke,” police said.

The bottle with kerosene and two chisels at the fire scene.

Fire fighters and police  found four plastic bottles with suspected kerosene scent was emanating from the bottles and two chisels were found at the crime scene.

A damage assessment is to be conducted, police said.