Former top cop’s son wanted over house fire

THE son of former top cop Bob Atkinson is reportedly on the run from police this afternoon after a house was set alight at Parkwood.

Firefighters were called to the Greenacre Drive home of Robert Paul Atkinson around 10 am following reports a fire had broken out in one of the bedrooms. 

Crews rushed to the property and managed to extinguish the flames in under 15 minutes, keeping damage to a minimal.


Police responded and have been unable to track down Atkinson who is wanted for questioning over the suspicious blaze.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reports he had only just been released from the custody of the mental health unit after he held police at bay for 24 hours at the same address last month.

Anyone who may have any information which may assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.