Australian police hunt for man who set Melbourne train seat on fire

Police are on the hunt for a man in Australia who lit a train seat alight on March 16. 

CCTV shows the man boarding the empty carriage in Melbourne's southwest just after 11am and then dousing the seat with accelerant, 7News reported. 

He then looked around before he quickly pulled out a lighter and lit the seat on fire. The seat quickly went up in flames and the man swiftly exited the train. 

The man is described as being caucasian, around the age of 30 and appeared to be wearing a dark grey cap and light grey hoodie at the time of the incident at Laverton Station. 

Police said the man then hopped on a train bound for the suburb of Werribee and got off at Williams Landing. 

Authorities said nobody was injured in the fire. 

Local Investigators are prompting anyone who might have information or who was present at Laverton station at the time of the incident to come forward. 

The charred seats and floor of the carriage had to be removed for repairs.