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Suspected French arsonist is put under formal investigation: source

Suspected French arsonist is put under formal investigation: source
From Reuters - August 11, 2017

MARSEILLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist was placed under formal investigation and held in custody in France on Friday on suspicion of having started several fires on the French Riviera, a judicial source said.

The 19-year-old man has admitted causing about ten fires that destroyed more than one hundred hectares and about ten vehicles in the municipalities of Istres and Fos-sur-Mer in June, the source told Reuters.

If convicted, he could face up 15 years in jail.

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