Soccer net lite on fire at Harry Whipper park
Just after 1 AM on Saturday January 19th a soccer net was lite on fire at Harry Whipper park. The park is located off of Hammond Bay Rd and near the Nanaimo Gospel church.
At approximately 1:17 AM on Saturday January 19th City of Nanaimo Fire and Rescue crews were called to attend Harry Whipper park for a report that the soccer net, located in the park had been set on fire. A witness to the incident said six youth were seen running from the area and are also believed repsonsible for attempting to set the contents of a garbage can on fire at the park.
The six youth were last seen running southbound along a footpath that runs parallel to the soccer fields.