News

Police seek witnesses to Ford FG XR6 torching in Coffs

Residents around Hulberts Rd in Toormina say incidents such as the torching of this vehicle are common occurences.
Residents around Hulberts Rd in Toormina say incidents such as the torching of this vehicle are common occurences. Frank Redward

WAS IT a case of vandalism, spite - or a combination of both?

Whatever the circumstances, the owner of a black Ford Falcon FG XR6 is looking at a total write-off after the vehicle's interior was destroyed by fire on Saturday night.

Just after 8pm, fire and rescue crews and Coffs Harbour police were alerted to a suspicious blaze along Hulberts Road at Toormina.

Arriving at the scene they discovered the smashed-up Ford sedan on fire and tangled up in a fence.

Sawtell fire officers extinguished the blaze which continued to smoulder for some time.

Witnesses said substantial damage was done to the inside and significant panel and suspension impacts had taken place on the outside.

No occupants were found with the vehicle.

The Hulberts Road area is a known hot spot for incidents of this type.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information is urged to contact Coffs Harbour Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 .

Topics:  crime stoppers



Amazing bargains at Adairs' moving sale

MOVING SALE: Adairs is clearing the decks to make it easier to move to their new location.

Adairs is closing the doors in town location. New store to open.

Quinn declares he's up for ARC title fight

READY TO RUMBLE: Nathan Quinn on his way to a dominant victory in the Lightforce Rally SA.

Rally Australia spectators can cheer on local in the hunt for crown.

Drug overdose deaths double the national average

56 people have died from an overdose in Coffs Harbour between 2011 and 2015.

Drug overdose in Coffs more than 60% higher than national average.

Local Partners