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Man arrested in petrol bomb incident

  • The middle-aged Spaniard allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at an image of Our Lady of the Abandoned

Police have arrested a middle-aged Spanish man who they believe ran from the San Francisco church in Vélez-Málaga’s old town after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at an image of Our Lady of the Abandoned. Friar Isidore, who was in the church just before midday on Tuesday, said he “went outside after hearing a noise to see a young person running away from the church”. Sources say petrol seeped into the image but there was no explosion.