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Mar 052013

The Office of Councillor Ryan Murphy was broken into and set on fire by a blazing tyre early this morning. A police dog and its handler were also injured.

The Courier Mail reported Blazing tyre thrown through window of office of Councillor Ryan Murphy at Cannon Hill.

And the Australian reported Qld police dog bites arsonist on bottom

The Queensland Police report is as follows:

Man charged with attempted arson, Cannon Hill

March 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

A 41-year-old Kippa Ring man is due to appear in court today charged with attempted arson, serious assault police and injuring a police dog following an overnight fire at a Cannon Hill business.

It will be alleged that around 2.30am an office at a Wynnum Road shopping centre was broken into and a fire started inside the premises.

A police dog and handler, conducting patrols of the shopping centre, located a man at the rear of the centre. The man was bitten on the leg and buttock by the police dog after he allegedly lashed out at the dog, kicking him several times.

The police dog handler was also allegedly punched in the face by the man before he was taken into custody.

The 41-year-old man was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

The fire was extinguished with minor damage sustained to the interior of the office.

The man has also been charged with wilful damage, enter premises with intent, stealing and obstruct police.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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