Police car set alight in 'suspicious' blaze

Police are investigating this attack on a police car, parked at Hamilton East Police Station overnight. Photo / supplied
Police are investigating this attack on a police car, parked at Hamilton East Police Station overnight. Photo / supplied

A fire that seriously damaged a police car at a Hamilton station overnight is being treated as suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the Hamilton East police station about 8.15pm and arrived to find the patrol car well ablaze, said shift manager, Acting Senior Sergeant Neville Ross.

"A window of the car had been smashed and a fire started," he said.

The interior was significantly damaged in the fire and the car will undergo forensic testing today.

Officers have spoken to a number of witnesses and anyone with information about a white car seen in the vicinity of the station car park between 8 and 8.15pm or who may know the identity of the occupant or occupants should contact Hamilton Central Police Station on 07 8586200 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

- APNZ

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