Ute set ablaze in Buxton car park

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A Hilux ute was set ablaze in Buxton car park this morning.

Police were notified by members of the public at 2.30am and a fire truck was called to the scene to extinguish the flames.

John from the Nelson Central Police Station says the Police has talked to the owner of the car and are treating the fire as suspicious.

“People coming out of Buxton carpark alerted our B-patrol to the vehicle on fire, it was well ablaze when they arrived.”

At this stage, the Police are not disclosing any more details. It is rumoured that the blaze was started by the owner’s ex-girlfriend. However, this has not been confirmed.