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Probe launched for Serial arsonist after vehicles torched in Sevenoaks

probe launched for serial arsonist after vehicles torched in sevenoaks
probe launched for serial arsonist after vehicles torched in sevenoaks

Investigators have issued an appeal for information following a suspected arson in Sevenoaks.


Kent Police was called at around 9.10pm on Wednesday 14 October 2020, to a report a car was on fire whilst parked on a driveway in Garth Road.


Officers attended the scene along with fire crews who extinguished the blaze.


Detective Constable Tony Hatcher of Tonbridge CID said: ‘This is the second suspected arson in this location and we have been making house to house enquiries and completing forensic examinations to track down the offenders.


‘Our investigations have identified that two men ran along Garth Road at the time of the fire and that one of them may have had some clothing that was alight.


‘We are appealing for information about anyone who was seen in possession of burnt clothing after the date of the incident, or anybody who has suffered recent and unexplained burn injuries.


‘Our investigators are also urging anyone who was in the area between 7pm and 10pm and saw anything suspicious or unusual to call the appeal line.’


Motorists who may have been in the area are also asked to check for any dashcam footage and local residents are requested to view home security CCTV or doorbell cameras for anything that may assist the investigation.


Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/184479/20.