Switzerland's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Teenager owns up to Swiss church arson attack

Share this article

10:35 CET+01:00

Swiss police said on Monday a teenager had turned himself in after an arson attack at a church in western Switzerland.

The 17-year-old, who has been temporarily detained, "said he had acted under effect of alcohol, for no reason," said local police.

On Sunday, police said one or several unidentified people had piled prayer books and other objects against the altar and set them on fire.

See also: Attackers torch prayer books in Swiss church

 

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

VIDEO: Three surprising facts that will make you want to visit Malta

Game of Thrones has ended but it lives on in Malta! Find out how and learn two more unexpected facts about this little archipelago in the middle of the Med.