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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Arson


A local man has been arrested on suspicion of Arson, following a car fire on Calpe Road in the early hours of this morning.


Just before 3am, a member of the public made an emergency call to the Royal Gibraltar Police Control Room, stating that a vehicle was on fire.


Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service and RGP Officers were dispatched to the location and families were evacuated from nearby homes.


The fire also spread to a second vehicle before it was extinguished.


RGP Crime Scene Investigators and a Fire Investigator from the GFRS attended the scene.


At around 11am, a local man, 53, was arrested by RGP Response Team Officers on suspicion of Arson.


The suspect, who was also arrested on suspicion of Possession of a Class B Drug, remains in police custody at New Mole House.


An investigation, which is being led by the RGP’s Criminal Investigation Department, continues.