Another sus car blaze


Story appeared in: Torch | August 8th, 2017



ANOTHER suspicious car fire last Thursday at Yagoona is under investigation by Bankstown police.
Emergency services were called to Caldwell Parade about 4.20am, where they found a Mazda sedan well-alight.
The fire was extinguished and officers from Bankstown Local Area Command commenced inquiries.
Bankstown Chief Inspector Glenn Fitzgerald said an investigation into the fire was underway and anyone with information is urged to contact police.
"There has been a number of car fires in the area in recent months and police are treating the Caldwell Parade incident as suspicious," Insp Fitzgerald said.

Over 6,400 firearms
A MAGNUM revolver is among more than 6,400 firearms that have been handed in for registration, sale or destruction across NSW during the first month of the National Firearms Amnesty.
From Saturday, July 1, to Monday, August 7, about 2,400 firearms and firearm-related items have been surrendered, more than 3,320 have been handed in for registration, and 740 have been acquired by dealers.
Firearms surrendered to police and dealers so far include 1,700 rifles, 460 shotguns and nearly 200 handguns.
Surrendered items of interest include four SKS assault rifles, a 9mm homemade sub-machine gun, a Colt AR-15 rifle, M1 carbine, a .44 calibre magnum revolver, and a Leader Dynamics T2 MK5 assault rifle.
Forensic Services Branch Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Hoffman said there has been a strong community response to the amnesty so far.
"We are pleased the people of NSW have made a statement supporting NSW Police in reducing the number of unregistered and unwanted firearms," Det Ch Insp Hoffman said.
"We've also received more than 110 prohibited weapons including samurai swords, knives, and other edged weapons."
Det Ch Insp Hoffman encourages the community to contact the Firearms Registry for assistance to ensure items are safe before being handed over.
"The amnesty runs until the end of September so there is still time to legally dispose or register firearms without penalty," he said.
For more information visit firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au or call 1800 803 041.



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Publication: Torch | Section: News | Author: Mick Roberts | Story ID: 130128 | Viewcount: 1291

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