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Fire photographer admits arson

TT/The Local · 21 Aug 2009, 11:39

Published: 21 Aug 2009 11:39 GMT+02:00

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The 24-year-old photographer has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

The man has been engaged for an extended period of time with Utryckning.se, a news site focusing on the work of the emergency services, and has been primarily working with fires and fire service emergencies.

"He photographed fires mostly. He was very proud over getting his pictures published. He wanted to be seen," Håkan Eriksson for the agency told the newspaper.

When a barn near a church outside of Örebro in central Sweden was destroyed by fire in July the 24-year-old was at hand to take photographs.

According to district prosecutor Karl-Erik Antonsson, the man initially gave a misleading answer over his whereabouts around the time when the fire started.

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Police concluded that the fire was a case of arson and confronted the 24-year-old over their suspicions against him, after which he admitted to his involvement.

According to the police, the man has not offered up an explanation for deliberately starting the fires.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

12:56 August 21, 2009 by La Figaro
This man is clearly a threat to the public, I'd suggest he go and work for the Hollywood Stage explosions/fire division or have himself safely tucked away in a high security prison or mental home.

Some of you may argue that this is a free society, that he shouldn't be judged harshly, well if you live in a wooden house and he happens to be around, .....................................
13:34 August 21, 2009 by mdeklyn
I totally agree that this guy should be put away for a long, long time. He is lucky that no one suffered physically even though mentally many suffered.
14:37 August 22, 2009 by eZee.se
Probably will get 3-9months in jail as nobody was hurt... unless he was filesharing, in which case god help the poor sob...
00:44 August 23, 2009 by Coalbanks
Filesharing! Are there no limits to this beast's depravities?
13:42 August 23, 2009 by La Figaro
Coalbanks, I think you got it wrong, he's not filesharing. eZee.se is saying that his jail term will be 3-9 months but had it been filesharing, it will be much longer.

I still think he's a public and societal nuisance so should be 'kept' away.
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