Police appeal for witnesses after spate of suspected arson attacks on vehicles in Thanet

This car fire in Chapel Place is being treated as suspicious

Police are appealing for witnesses after four cars were found alight in Thanet in the early hours of this morning (April 8).

Kent Police was made aware by Kent Fire and Rescue Service of a car alight in Gladstone Road, Broadstairs, at 1.15am. Officers also received reports of three car fires between around 5.45am and 6.30am, in Chapel Place, Bellevue Road and Cavendish Street, in Ramsgate.

None of the cars were occupied at the time.

Photo Amy Ware

All of the fires are currently being treated as suspicious and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in any of the streets mentioned, between 12.30am and 6.30am.

Witnesses are asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/60922/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or by using the anonymous form at Crimestoppers-uk.org



  1. This firebug has torched vehicles across Ramsgate on at least 4 separate occasions and if not captured soon will probably end up killing someone. Utter scum like this needs to be locked up for life.

  2. When at university many years ago a specialist told us that there was significant evidence that arsonists had deformed genitals

    • Tinfoil hats all round.
      If that really were the case, the authorities would be able to distinguish arsonists just by looking at their genitalia.
      Was your course in Phrenology?

  3. Wow what I keep thinking of is put cameras in all streets. We don’t have enough of them.
    When you find the arsonist send them the fire brigade bill. As well as a stretch on death row.

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