A house in Whanganui has been gutted by fire in a suspected arson attack.
The fire occurred around 1am this morning (Friday, 23 April) in Awatea Street. The house was unoccupied at the time with new tenants due to move into the home today.
A scene examination has been completed and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact Detective Constable Aaron Bunker at Whanganui Police on 06 349 0600. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.