This year's Gävle goat at its inauguration on December 1. Photo: Mats Åstrand/TT
A small straw Christmas goat has been set alight in the Swedish city of Gävle, but the larger version — long the target of yuletide arsonists — remains untouched with just over a week to go.
“One person has been arrested,” Pelle Nellberg of the local police told the TT newswire, after “den lilla julbocken”, or “the small goat”, was set on fire on Saturday night. The man who has been seized was discovered close to the goat and will be undergo a police interview on Sunday.
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