VIDEO: Police officer injured in arson attack on popular tourist island in Spain

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DELIBERATE: Latest in spate of containers fires in Palma Photo Credit: Palma Local Police

A POLICE officer received first degree burns after several containers were deliberately set alight in Ciutat during the early hours of yesterday morning in Palma, Mallorca.

In addition, seven vehicles which were parked nearby, were severely damaged in the arson attacks in two streets, Pere Ripoll I Palou and Joan Estelrich Artiques.

Palma Fire Service and the Local Police confirmed they were called to the area at around 2.30am.

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So far this year, dozens of Emaya containers have been vandalised, and police sources claim no arrests have been made.

The last act of this kind took place in the Son Espanyolet neighbourhood where containers and vehicles were damaged by fire.


Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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