Police investigate series of arsons

Last updated 06:30 28/01/2013

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Police are investigating a series of arsons in Lower Hutt overnight.

Acting Senior Sergeant Quentin Ward, of Lower Hutt, said the first fire was lit in a rubbish bin behind The Dowse art gallery at 11.40pm yesterday.

That was followed by a second fire shortly after 12am when an arsonist lit a couch on fire outside the Salvation Army secondhand store on Cornwall St.

The fire cracked a window and caused smoke damage to the shop but the smoke alarms meant the fire was put out before the shop burnt down.

At 2.10am a third fire was lit in a wheelie bin on Kings Cres.

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