Thursday, February 1, 2024


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Manhunt Underway Arsonist Destroys Mobile Camera Trailer

In a startling act of destruction, a man has been caught on CCTV engaging in what appears to be an intentional arson attack on a mobile camera trailer in Mount Pleasant.

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in relation to an arson investigation of a mobile camera trailer in Mount Pleasant on January 20.

In a statement shared by police, initial investigations indicate a man approached the trailer on Malcomson Street around 10.30pm and set the trailer alight.

"Emergency crews arrived soon afterwards and extinguished the blaze; however, the trailer was destroyed," the police statement read.

CCTV footage shows a man dressed in a black t-shirt carrying a red backpack. He pulls a plastic bottle from the bag and pours a liquid over the trailer, which police allege was petrol, before setting the liquid alight.

In an attempt to find the alleged arsonist, police announced, “we’re looking for information as to how we can identify that person.”

The man is believed to be aged in his 40’s or 50’s and police authorities declared, “that person needs to be spoken to.

“It’d only be fair that that person goes before the court and is dealt with.”

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Mackay Police are on the hunt to find an accused arsonist after a man set a mobile speed camera trailer alight. Photo source: CCTV footage supplied by Mackay Police

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