By Cathy Elelman • 11 December 2018 • 17:15
ARGUMENT: The father of the teenager told the Guardia Civil there had been a family argument.
Photo: Guardia Civil
GUARDIA Civil detained a 14-year old on suspicion of threatening his brother with a knife and then starting a fire in the family home.
Almeria Guardia reported officers were first called out to reports of a fire inside a house in the eastern area of the province.
When they arrived at the scene smoke was billowing out of the property and local police were already there, neighbours informing the offices there was a youngster still inside.
While they were waiting for fire fighters to arrive, they noticed the father of the teenager forcing his son to leave the house.
The father subsequently informed the officers he had gone out and left his two sons home alone, and an argument between the two had kicked off, one bringing out a knife.
The other son got out the house, and when the father returned he discovered the brother who had the knife starting the fire.
When he tried to get his son out he tried to injure himself, but eventually he managed to get him outside.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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