Luxury car burning in Berlin
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Berlin police arrest man for torching 100 luxury cars

A man has reportedly admitted burning more than 100 luxury cars in the German capital Berlin.

Police say the 27 year old, who is unemployed and has debts, was motivated by social envy and frustration to set fire to 67 cars over three months.

A further 35 cars parked nearby also went up in flames.

Some 470 cars - mainly BMWs, Mercedes and Audis - have been burnt this year in the city.

The BBC's Steve Evans has more details.

  • 24 Oct 2011