By John Smith • 12 January 2021 • 13:40
The aftermath of the fire
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POLICE and firefighters were called to a Palma neighbourhood last Friday after local residents spotted a man standing in a large rubbish container which he subsequently set fire to.
Passers-by quickly partially extinguished the flames but officers from the Palma Fire Brigade completely put the fire out with no-one injured or damage down to local buildings although the container was destroyed.
As the National Police investigated the situation and interviewed a 60-year-old man who had been responsible for the fire, they discovered that there was a restraining order issued by a court to keep him away from a nearby supermarket.
After arresting him for breaking the restraining order, they then discovered that he was also being investigated for starting a similar fire in another waste container in Palma last October.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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