29 Nov 2013

Police in Cook Islands investigating 3 suspects after suspicious fires

5:20 pm on 29 November 2013

The police in the Cook Islands say they are working on three suspects following a fire at bakery and cafe earlier this month.

The fire service in the Cook Islands has ruled that a blaze at the Turoa Bakery and adjoining Saltwater Cafe and a fire which destroyed a residential property in Titikaveka two weeks later were both deliberately lit.

Investigators also concluded that two separate school fires last month were the result of arson.

The police say they are working closely with fire investigators in New Zealand on the fires and no arrests have been made so far.