Rennell-Bellona Solomon Island Police investigate arson incident
Police in the Rennell-Bellona Province, Solomon Islands are investigating an alleged arson incident in the Kavau area on Rennell Island during which two permanent buildings and a security house belonging to a logging company were burned down on 5 November 2017.
It was alleged the incident occurred as a result of a land dispute between the logging company, Samlinsan Limited and land owners.
No arrests have been made so far.
Provincial Police Commander, Rennell-Bellona Province, Macfred Tesuatai says, “My officers have attended the report and continuing our enquiry into the serious matter.”
“I appeal to the land owners concerned and the company to try to resolve the dispute peacefully and ask for community support in giving more information to Tingoa police about the burning incident,” says PPC Tesuatai.