2 May 2012

Man charged with arson at university

9:27 am on 2 May 2012

Police say prompt action by a security guard at Waikato University helped them catch a man they say was trying to set fire to a car.

They say security staff found a number of rubbish fires had been lit and called Hamilton police just after midnight.

Officers sent to the university say a man was setting fire to a Mercedes in a carpark.

A 49-year-old man is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court on Wednesday charged with arson and attempted arson.