Judicial Police arrest person for causing a forest fire in Vila Real

On 9th September the Judicial Police, through the Local Unit of Criminal Investigation of Vila Real, in collaboration with GNR Vila Real, identified and arrested of a man suspected of having caused a fire in the forest area of Vila Seca. – Vila Real.

The fire occurred on September 4, 2016, at about 18:15, endangering the forest area. Greater damage was avoided due to the rapid intervention of combat teams, including the firefighters and GNR. The arrested person is a 44 – year-old without any occupation, and will be brought before judicial interrogation for the application of enforcement measures.

This year the judicial Police has identified and detained 65 people for authoring the forest fire crime.


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