Man held over attacks on 100 cars

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The Independent Online

A man who allegedly set fire to more than 100 luxury cars in Berlin over three months has been arrested.

The 27-year-old, who is jobless and in debt, is said to have told police he was not motivated by politics but by "pure frustration".

Police said he admitted setting 67 cars alight between June and August, and on several occasions the fire spread to cars parked nearby, accounting for another 35.

Luxury cars have been targeted by arsonists in Berlin for many years, but the number suddenly soared. AP