19 Mar, 2021 @ 15:00
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Arsonist’s dog helps to uncover identity of major fire-starter on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Arsonist's Dog Helps To Uncover Identity Of Major Fire Starter On Spain's Costa Blanca

A man’s pet dog was his undoing after it led to his owner’s arrest over two arson incidents that caused €600,000 of damage on the Costa Blanca.

The 47-year-old Spaniard started fires at a pallet-making company in Cañada del Fenollar last September and then struck again in February.

The blazes hit outdoor storage areas and also part of a building.

Investigators concluded that both fires were started on purpose.

An eyewitness saw a man with a dog close to the February incident and that resulted in a major breakthrough for the Policia Nacional to get the culprit.

A check with their Guardia Civil colleagues revealed that a man with a dog had been arrested last year for a causing a series of fires on the same day in San Vicente del Raspeig.

The fire-starter caused damage to several cars on that occasion and the Guardia provided his details for the Policia Nacional to arrest the perpetrator.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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