Police in Ystad at the scene of an arson last night.

Notorious arsonist in police custody

Swedish Radio Kristianstad reports that police in Ystad have confirmed that they have arrested the notorious "dawn arsonist," allegedly responsible for setting hundreds of houses ablaze over the last decades.

Police made the arrest in connection with one of a series of fires that took place throughout the night.

The 47-year-old man has spent time in police custody on several previous occasions.

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