By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 10 Nov 2019 • 20:00
CRIMES: The suspect faces charges of gender-based violence attempted homicide and starting a fire which put others’ lives in danger.
A 23-YEAR old man is under arrest on suspicion of sparking off a blaze outside his ex-girlfriend’s house in Gandia.
He faces charges of gender-based violence attempted homicide and starting a fire which put others’ lives in danger.
Guardia Civil launched the operation dubbed ‘Melaya’ following the fire outside the house in the early hours of the morning on August 17. The flames destroyed tree vehicles, a moped and killed two dogs which were near to the cars.
Due to the seriousness of the case, the Valencia Guardia Civil Fire Group carried out an inspection of the scene to determine the cause of the blaze. They determined it had been started intentionally.
Further investigations revealed a man had been seen on the day in question in the area around the property where the fire started and where the former girlfriend lived. The investigating officers picked up on one detail in particular: the dogs had not barked, suggesting they knew the individual.
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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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