A MAN aged 61 has been arrested as the main suspect in the burning of 24 rubbish bins containers in just 48 hours.
A local resident alerted police when he spotted the man apparently setting fire to a dumpster in the middle of Alicante city centre on Saturday night.
Police found a man matching the description given in the vicinity of calle Castellar. They found he was carrying a lighter, leaves, cardboard and smelled strongly of smoke.
The man has been put at the disposal of the courts who will investigate to see if he is responsible for any or all of the fires.
The events affected almost a score of streets in the city of Alicante, mainly in the Benalua neighbourhood.
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