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Arson suspected as fire damages Montserrat courthouses

Monday, December 03, 2012 | 10:45 AM    

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BRADES, Montserrat — The Montserrat Magistrate Court and High Court appear to have been firebombed early this morning (December 3).

The Royal Montserrat Police Service, assisted by the Fire and Rescue Service, are investigating two separate fire scenes, which are suspected as arson.

According to reports the Montserrat police discovered the fires while on routine patrol early Monday morning and responded immediately by alerting the Fire Department.

A release from the Montserrat government said, "It appears that an accelerant was thrown into each building."

Moderate damage occurred which has resulted in the closing of the Magistrate Court for Monday’s session, report says. The High Court is also adjourned. Logistical preparations are underway to have the Magistrate Court reconvene at an alternative location for this week.

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