Arson suspected in police offices blaze

A fire at the police traffic management offices in George Town early Monday morning is believed to have been started deliberately. 

The extent of the damage from the blaze, which was discovered just before 5 a.m. Monday, was still being assessed as of press time. Staff were relocated as inquiries continued. 

The fire was discovered by two on-duty police officers making a routine check at the offices on Agnes Way at 4:51 a.m. Firefighters were called to the scene and the blaze was extinguished by 5:08 a.m. 

Fire Service investigators and the police criminal investigations department were still on the scene late Monday morning. A spokesman for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed the incident was being treated as suspected arson. 

Anyone who saw anything suspicious is asked to call Detective Inspector Joseph Wright at 516-8169, Detective Constable Owen Santo at 324-0684, or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS). 

The police spokesman added, “Until the building is cleared by the investigators and assessed for its fitness for occupancy, the staff will be relocated.” 

Police advise that public inquiries for traffic-related matters, including accident reports, should go to Walkers Road Criminal Records Office or by phone on 949-4924 in the interim. 

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Police and firefighters on the scene of the blaze Monday at the police traffic department. – PHOTO: CHRIS COURT

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