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Laverton, Melbourne: Video shows a hoodie-wearing eshay setting fire to a train before walking away

Disgraceful footage shows a hoodie-wearing eshay setting fire to a train in Melbourne – before calmly walking away

  • Footage shows a man in a hoodie set fire to a train before calmly walking off 
  • The video showed the arsonist casually pouring accelerant from a water bottle 
  • Appeared to use a lighter to set the seats on fire in Laverton in city’s south-west
  • Police allege he then boarded another train and got off at Williams Landing 

Astonishing footage has showed the moment an arsonist wearing a hoodie set fire to a train before calmly leaving the carriage and wandering off down the platform.

The video released by police on Thursday morning showed the man casually pouring accelerant from a plastic water bottle over three seats on the train in Laverton in Melbourne’s south-west.

He then appeared to bend down and use a lighter to set the seats on fire before walking out onto the platform as the flames flickered behind him.

Police allege the man set fire to the train while it was stopped at Laverton station on March 16.

He then boarded the next west-bound train to Werribee and got off two stops later at Williams Landing.

‘The fire caused damage to the seat and floor of the train which had to be removed from service to be repaired,’ Victoria Police Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson said.

Police allege the man set fire to a row of seats while the train was stopped at Laverton station in Melbourne's south-west on March 16

Footage has captured the astonishing moment an arsonist wearing a hoodie set fire to a Melbourne train

No one was injured during the incident. 

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 30-years-old, 175cm tall and wearing a dark cap and a grey hoody. 

Anyone who was near Laverton Railway Station about 11.10am on March 16 or anyone who may recognise the man is urged to come forward. 

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