Forensic police searching for clues at the time of a fire that destroyed a Maryborough piercing shop.
Forensic police searching for clues at the time of a fire that destroyed a Maryborough piercing shop. File photo

Suspects named in arson case

POLICE say an informant has made contact with them and identified a number of suspects in an alleged arson attack on a Maryborough body piercing business last year.

Hervey Bay CIB says it has received information from a source who contacted Crime Stoppers and is now appealing for that person to contact police directly and provide a statement.

“Police have received specific information over the last couple of days, which appears to be credible, in relation to information regarding the arson attack on a Maryborough body piercing business,” Senior Constable Andrew Self said.

“Police are appealing for that person to come forward to provide further details and evidence to police.”

Empire Body Piercing on Kent Street, owned by former Toowoomba couple Khristopher and Emma Bust, burnt to the ground on February 14, 2009. So far, no arson charges have been laid.

It is understood the Busts, who insured the business days before the fire, left town after the incident.

Police say the Crime Stoppers informant can call Hervey Bay CIB on 4128 5366.



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