15 Nov, 2021 @ 15:45
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Family feud over unreturned money sees Costa Blanca rental home destroyed in arson attack in Spain

Family Feud Over Non Refunded Deposit Sees Rental Home Destroyed In Alicante Area Arson Attack In Spain

A family row over a refund of a rent deposit led to a Granja de Rocamora house being set ablaze and destroyed.

Two men, 25 and 27, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil on arson charges.

They both had criminal records and were jailed by an Orihuela court.

If convicted, they face jail terms of up to three years.

They’re accused of setting fire to a two-storey house in the Alicante Province town and endangering life in neighbouring properties.

The landlady, who lived in the building on a ‘regular basis’ was not inside at the time.

The blaze started in the dining room and fire experts deduced it was arson.

The motivation concerned a dispute between the men, one of whom was related to the landlady who co-owned the house and other properties.

A lease was signed by the two men for the buildings but she then backed out of the deal without returning their deposit money.

The duo then decided to teach her a drastic lesson over their non-refunded cash.

Image Credit: Guardia Civil

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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