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Two arrested for Albertslund arson attacks

Police making progress on finding Albertslund’s serial arsonists after the arrests of two boys and the questioning of a third

April 2nd, 2013 8:39 pm| by admin
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Two boys, aged 15 and 17, were arrested by police today in connection with the spate of over 100 arson attacks that have plagued Alberstlund over the past six months.

A 14-year-old boy was also detained and questioned but released to social services because he was not yet 15 years old, the legal age of criminal responsibility.

The two older boys have been jailed however and will be held in custody while the police build their case. Also jailed was a 16-year-old boy who was charged with robbery and theft. 

According to Ritzau, the fire department was called out more than 20 times to large and small fires over the Easter holiday.

The worst arson attack occurred in early March when the closed youth centre Frihjulet was burned to the ground. That arson attack led to Albertslund Council making a public plea for the community to come together and find the culprits.

Police made two arrests following the Frihjulet fire, a 16 and 18-year-old, though the courts forced the police to release the younger of the pair.