Three arrests for suspected car arson

Three youths were arrested in Amsterdam on Saturday night on suspicion of planning to set fire to cars, police said on Sunday. The three, aged 16, 17 and 19, come from Amsterdam West but were arrested by the Sloter park carrying a bottle of petrol.

Police said they became suspicious when the youths bought the petrol but did not have a vehicle with them.
Police said five cars were torched in the borough of Slotervaart on Saturday night, in a sixth evening of disturbances. There has been unrest in the neighbourhood since the shooting dead of a mentally-disturbed man who stabbed police officers in the local Slotervaart police station.

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