Police find car, but witnesses sought

Police have located the car wanted in connection with a suspected vehicle arson near Otaio.

Witnesses were asked to come forward this week after a stolen utility vehicle was found burnt out.

The red and silver Mitsubishi was stolen from White Horse Motors in Waimate overnight on Sunday December 8. Its battery was removed.

Police appealed for witnesses to the incident, including any sightings of a fawn coloured Mitsubishi Mirage they believed was involved.

The vehicle was found on High St, Waimate, at 2.50am yesterday.

Its occupant was a 47-year-old Dunedin man, however no-one has been charged in relation to the offence. Inquiries are continuing.

The Timaru Herald