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Arson attack on log truck cab

FIRE gutted the cab of a log truck parked alongside State Highway 35 near the Sponge Bay corner last night.

Police have confirmed the fire was started deliberately.

Firefighters and police were called to the scene at around 11pm.

“The fire started in the area of the passenger's seat in the cab,” a senior firefighter said.

“The vehicle's lights were on when we arrived but there was no one with the vehicle.”

The truck cab was burnt out in the blaze.

“We have completed our scene and forensic examinations and can confirm the fire was an arson,” said Detective Sergeant John Love.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the incident last night, or who may have noticed suspicious behaviour around the vehicle before the fire started.

“There was quite a bit of traffic in that area last night at around the time the fire started, and we hope to get information about it.”

People with information can call the Gisborne police station direct, use the 105 number or go through the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

Log Truck Vandalised -
DELIBERATE: The driving compartment of a parked log truck was burnt out last night alongside State Highway 35 near the Sponge Bay corner. Picture by Paul Rickard