Incidents at barbershop, restaurant and tattoo parlour investigated

Crews were called to Bristol Barbers on Wainoni Rd about 3.20am after a window was smashed and...
Crews were called to Bristol Barbers on Wainoni Rd about 3.20am after a window was smashed and four fires were lit inside. Photo: Ian Knott
Three early morning incidents in Christchurch at a restaurant, barbershop and a tattoo parlour are being investigated.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at an Avondale barbershop and a fire investigator will visit a restaurant in the Church Corner block of shops on Riccarton Rd after a fire in the roof.

Two crews, one from Wigram and one from Harewood, attended the Church Corner fire just after 12.20am on Friday, following reports of smoke coming from the restaurant's roof.

A fire was discovered in the roof and crews remained on site until 2.45am.

Fire and Emergency spokesman Ian Littlejohn said the fire was not deemed suspicious but the cause is unknown at this stage.

Crews were also called to Bristol Barbers on Wainoni Rd about 3.20am on Friday after a window was smashed and four fires appear to have been lit inside.

Two crews from the Anzac station and one from the city station attended and put out the fires.

Police were advised and are investigating the incidents.

A scene guard remains in place at Bristol Barbers.

Police were called to the Linwood Ave commercial premises about 4.20am. Photo: Supplied
Police were called to the Linwood Ave commercial premises about 4.20am. Photo: Supplied
Meanwhile, a tattoo parlour on Linwood Ave, King of Ink, was also damaged on Friday morning.

A ute was driven into the building and remained inside throughout the morning.

Said a police spokeswoman: "Police were called to a Linwood Ave premises about 4.20am following a report of a vehicle having driven into the premises.

"The vehicle, which had previously been reported stolen, was left at the scene. Police are making enquiries."

 

 

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