Bri­ton ar­rested for set­ting fires

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Po­lice ar­rested a 57-year-old Bri­tish man in Afidnes, north of Athens, yesterday on sus­pi­cion of ar­son af­ter he al­legedly started sev­eral fires in a wooded area.

The fire ser­vice said that the un­named man was taken into cus­tody af­ter al­legedly try­ing to start a for­est fire at around 2 p.m. yesterday. The blaze was quickly brought un­der con­trol by fire­fight­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to author­i­ties, the sus­pect ad­mit­ted dur­ing ques­tion­ing that he started the fires but claimed that he had been drunk at the time and was not aware of what he was do­ing. He told the po­lice that he is vis­it­ing Greece as a tourist. He is due to face a pros­e­cu­tor to­day.

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