Wednesday, 9 January 2013 10:18 AM

Arsonists Linked to Burnt Police Station

The Royal Solomon Islands Police say that they are not ruling out the possibility that escaped fugitives could be linked to a recent fire that destroyed a village police station.

The police have conducted an initial assessment of the blaze in Babanakira on the Weather coast of Guadalcanal province, while another team of officers are preparing for further investigations to determine the cause of the fire.

The Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Kola says police are not ruling out the possibility of it being linked to the recent escape of two inmates from Rove Prison in Honiara who are from the village.

He says the fire could have been started by arsonists.

"We have to focus our investigation more on arson. And there is no electricity in there. I don't think any light in there would burn the building. But again, it's still a matter that we are investigating."

Walter Kola says police are hoping members of the public can help them with their investigation.

###TIME###