Vélez man suspected of arson attacks arrested

  • The man was found with a lighter which was "still hot" near a burning container

A 28-year-old local man was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning after being found with a lighter near a burning container in Vélez-Málaga.

The arrest comes after a new wave of arson attacks on bins, cars and wasteland in the town.

The attacks, which happened frequently last year and earlier this year, appeared to have stopped, until four containers and three cars were set on fire early last Friday morning.

The man was carrying a lighter, which police said was "still hot" when they caught him "in the act".