Police stop pyromaniac

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Police stop pyromaniac
POLICIA LOCAL: Officers during a routine police check in Adra Photo credit: Adra town hall

ADRA’S Policia Local recently prevented an alleged fire-raiser from endangering homes and greenhouses in La Curva.

Alerted by alarmed residents who reported seeing a man set fire to bushes near their properties, a patrol car was sent out to La Curva although the suspect fled on spotting the police.

Officers finally intercepted him under the bridge over the old N-340 but when they attempted to identify him, the man ignored their requests. During the ensuing struggle the presumed pyromaniac kicked and punched the officers, injuring one of them after biting him on the arm.

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The tussle continued inside the patrol car as they took the suspect back to the station before transferring him to Adra’s Guardia Civil post.

On arrival the overwrought detainee needed a health check by the Medical Team owing to his highly agitated condition, Guardia Civil sources said afterwards.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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