Police continue to investigate Melton grass fire series

Detectives from the Melton Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses as they continue to investigate a series of grass fires in the Melton area over the past month.

The suspicious fires have been lit by unknown offenders along a walking track beside Toolern Creek, between the Western Freeway and Brooklyn Road, on:

• Saturday 10 April at 3.30pm

• Saturday 10 April at 7.28pm

• Sunday 11 April at 8.20am

• Monday 19 April at 4.39pm

• Tuesday 20 April at 5.30am

• Thursday 29 April at 4.45pm

• Friday 30 April at 7am

• Saturday 1 May at 10.27am

• Sunday 2 May at 6.55am

• Sunday 2 May at 8.12am

The fires were lit along the creek, however fire authorities were able to bring each incident under control before serious damage was caused.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have been walking along Toolern Creek over the past month and witnessed suspicious activity to come forward.

Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed fire-related activity in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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