North West police station torched

2012-01-17 20:59
Johannesburg - North West police were investigating a case of arson after the Bethanie satellite police station was set alight.

Damage caused by the fire, which started in the early hours of Sunday morning, was estimated at R20 000, spokesperson Captain Tselane Nkala said on Tuesday.

"Two police officials, who were on duty, went to patrol and when they came back they found the satellite station burning.

"The front windows were broken, the door was on fire and the front ceiling was also on fire."

Police suspected local residents who were involved in a march last week, during which tyres were burnt and stones thrown, could have started the blaze, as a tyre was found on the premises.

No arrests had been made.

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