Police investigating suspected arson at Margate flats

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An appeal for information has been issued by police officers investigating a suspected arson in Margate.

It was reported that between 10pm and 10.15pm on Thursday (July 25), there was a fire in the communal hallway of a block of flats in St John’s Road.

Kent Police attended the scene, along with Kent Fire and Rescue Service who put out the blaze. The cause of the fire is being treated as suspicious at this time.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or unusual, is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/143356/19.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. Their is obviously a Lunatic on the loose in this building…. need to get the dope head before the whole place goes up in flames!

  2. If its the building next to the old british legion not really a surprise. Been the centre of almost continual drug dealing and asb for more than 3 years, building is in a dreadful state, police are there on a regular basis. Council are aware but won’t do anything about it, instead you just get a constant stream of excuses as to why they can’t do anything. Basically they’re too afraid to go in and inspect it. A local councillor has tried to get some action the response from the head of housing was the usual mix of wall paper and weasel words. ( they cover cracks and are easy to talk around at a later date)

  3. That’s a bigger picture than meets the eye why are people so hell bent on causing this town to burn yet according. Council officers pull your fingers out. I will help you to if it bothers you that much we need to protect our community

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