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Fires: Arsonist Detained

Yesterday saw the pre-trial of a 45-year-old man caught trying to start a fire. The alleged Prazeres arsonist was holding a blowtorch and a machete in his hands, while a can of petrol stood next to him when the Judicial Police caught him in a surprise raid.

According to JM, the man was on the verge of setting fire to his house. The suspect was heard for hours in court yesterday and was transported to a nursing home,  Once stabilised, he will be transferred to prison, where he will await sentencing.

Seven houses were affected, four people have been displaced, and a further  72 people were in need of medical assistance.

Samantha Gannon

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Photo: JM

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