Men tracked after car fire

A police dog and handler tracked three men who allegedly set fire to a stolen car near Winton yesterday, Invercargill police said.

Senior Sergeant Maggie Windle, of Invercargill, said a stolen Isuzu station wagon was seen on fire in a gravel pit 8km north of Winton yesterday morning.

A police dog and handler tracked for ''a good hour, through rivers and muddy, bushy area'' to find three men who had allegedly set fire to the car, which had been stolen from Invercargill, she said.