2005: Police suspect arson in church fire

October 10, 2005 via VOC

Police believe a church, in Sydney's south-west, destroyed by fire at the weekend has been the target of repeat arson attacks.

A blaze at the Uniting Church at Bass Hill on Saturday morning destroyed the building and damaged an adjoining home.

Investigators found that the front door of the church had been forced open and an accelerant used to start the blaze.

Police say fires were also deliberately lit at the church on two occasions in October 2001 and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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