9 Nov 2017

Former policeman convinced Cooks fires are arson

From , 4:04 pm on 9 November 2017

There are concerns in the Cook Islands that a spate of recent fires may be arson.

This is the view of retired Australia police detective, Rod Henderson, who now lives on Rarotonga.

Mr Henderson has been studying a series of fires over the past fortnight and he believes there are similarities to fires around the island in 2012/2013 when multiple businesses, schools and homes went up in flames, leading to speculation the fires were deliberately lit.

The government offered a reward for information that would solve the mystery but there were no takers.

Don Wiseman asked Mr Henderson what convinces him these latest fires are arson.


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