The Guardia Civil in Madrid have arrested one of their own officers in Navas del Rey on suspicion of being the perpetrator of 19 cases of arson in the Madrid area since July 17th.
During the past two months, 114 rubbish containers and 18 cars have been deliberately set on fire in the Huelin district of Málaga and the police investigation, codenamed ‘Operation Hell’, has now resulted in six arrests.
A retired police officer has been arrested on suspicion of starting ten fires in the Cerro Gordo area between Nerja and La Herradura.
Two people have been arrested in connection with fire that damaged six cars and the facade of a building in Alhaurín el Grande at the end of April.
Police in San Juan de Aznalfarache, Sevilla, have arrested a 32 year old woman from Tomares as the alleged perpetrator of a fire at a brothel in Bormujos.
Today is the second and final court session in Huelva relating to the fire in Riotinto in which a couple lost their lives and over 35,000 hectares of land were destroyed. There is one accused in the case and the prosecution are seeking a jail term of between 26 and 28 years.
The Mayor of Alfarnatejo, Antonio Benítez (PSOE), had a lucky escape on Thursday morning when his house was set on fire in what appears to have been a deliberate attack.
A middle-aged woman, a local resident, has been arrested and charged with causing the fire that destroyed 500 hectares of high ecological value land in Estepona.
Police in Cártama have arrested a 46 year old man who attempted to set fire to the house he shared with his former partner. The man had apparently threatened to set fire to the house if they split up.
Police in Sevilla are investigating the causes of a fire in an apartment block in the Naciones area of the city in which 11 people were injured and 80 residents had to be evacuated from their homes.