26 Sep 2011

Police in Vanuatu investigate suspected arson on court house

3:24 pm on 26 September 2011

The police on the Vanuatu island of Santo are investigating a suspected arson at the Luganville Court House.

The police say files at the court in Luganville were burnt during a fire in the early hours of yesterday.

They say firefighters were able to control the blaze to stop it destroying the Supreme Court files.

The police believe it's the second attempt to burn down the Luganville Court House - the first occurred six years ago.

The Port Vila Court House was destroyed by arson in 2007.