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Man held over setting fire to Mijas Costa home with his partner still inside in the toilet

The burned-out home.
The burned-out home. / SUR
  • The incident happened shortly before 5pm on Friday, 29 March

A man from the Las Lagunas area of Mijas has been held over allegedly causing a fire at his home that destroyed the property and threatened the life of his partner. The 42-year-old woman had to hide in the bathroom, using the shower to keep wet, and was unconscious when she was rescued. The incident happened shortly before 5pm on Friday, 29 March.

Relatives of the man came forward at the scene to explain that he had allegedly said he was going to burn the house down if he wasn't given money to buy drugs. A later statement to the Guardia Civil from the woman rescued said that she had gone to the toilet and opened the door afterwards to find the sofa on fire.