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Appeal following attempted arson - Rutherford

Friday, 28 October 2022 12:57:54 PM

Police are investigating following a suspected attempted arson attack in the Hunter overnight.

About 8.30pm (Thursday 28 October 2022), emergency services were called to a home on Avery Street, Rutherford, after reports of a loud explosion on the street.

Occupants of the home attempted to extinguish a small fire at the rear of a Crysler sedan parked outside.

Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW attended a short time later and extinguished the blaze.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and established a crime scene, with the car seized for forensic examination.

As detectives continue inquiries, anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage between 8pm and 8.45pm in the Rutherford area is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.