The police are looking for a man suspected of being connected with a case of arson, in which a rubbish bin burst into flames outside the High Court on Queensway in Admiralty shortly after midnight on Thursday.
The bin was located on a pedestrian bridge outside the High Court Library leading to the Lippo Centre.
The man was seen lingering around the rubbish bin when the police inspected the CCTV footage, according to Apple Daily. He had a backpack and was dressed in black clothing.
Firemen who were called in to extinguish the fire transferred the case to the police after concluding that the origins of the fire were suspicious. The police are treating the incident as arson.
There have been several cases of rubbish bin burning recently. On February 13, 40 rubbish bins were set on fire at Fa Hui Park on Boundary Street near Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po. A rubbish bin outside the Legislative Council was also set on fire on December 9 last year.