On February 6, in the early morning, a major fire had destroyed part of the Auray Tennis Club and its grounds, causing heavy material damage. A theft of a hundred euros had also been observed. Very quickly, the criminal track had been privileged. The investigation had been entrusted to the research brigade of Lorient, supported by the gendarmerie brigade of Auray.
A biological trace isolated on certain elements found on the spot had made it possible to identify the profile of a 23-year-old man already known to the gendarmes. The suspect was arrested on May 15. The alleged perpetrator then denied being the cause of the fire, recognizing only the “squat” of the premises. He had been placed under judicial supervision.
This Wednesday in court
Summoned Wednesday, September 28 before the Lorient court, the defendant will have to answer for “destruction by dangerous means (fire) for people” and “burglary in a warehouse place”.
The Tennis club and the town hall of Auray, to which the premises belong, have filed a complaint.