28 Nov 2011

Witnesses to Woolston car fire sought

4:05 pm on 28 November 2011

Police in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses to a suspicious fire in the suburb of Woolston on Saturday morning.

A car parked on private property at St Johns Street and St Lukes Street was set on fire between 1am and 3am.

The car was within one metre of a bedroom where a family was sleeping.

Police say the occupants - a couple and their four-year-old child, are lucky to have escaped harm.

Neighbours alerted the family and the blaze was extinguished by the Fire Service.