Arson to Church in Rheinberg with Box Full of Candles

Country: Germany

Date of incident: April 24, 2022

In the afternoon, on 24 April, a 62-year-old man visited the church of St. Peter on Kirchplatz in the city centre. When he entered the church, he smelled something burning and saw a burning box of Easter lights on a table. Quick-witted, he brought the box and the table to the front of the church and extinguished the fire with sparkling water. He then informed the police. The police found more burning tea lights in a large package underneath the candle holder and also extinguished the flames.


Symbolic image by Thomas Bormans on Unsplash