Police renew appeal for witnesses to Margate car arson

A car and fence were alight Photos Gary Taylor

Officers investigating an arson in Margate are appealing for witnesses.

Kent Police was called to a report of a disturbance in Taddy Gardens at 11.30pm on Monday, May 4.

A car and a fence had been set alight and the fires were put out by Kent Fire and Rescue Service after crews were alerted at 11.16pm.

One fire engine attended and crews wore breathing apparatus while using a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames. No casualties were reported.

Officers attended and a 49-year-old man from Margate was arrested on suspicion of arson, criminal damage and threats. He has been released on bail until June 1.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses who have not yet come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/76156/20.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. another arsonist allowed back on the streets with bail conditions are our laws outdated and not fit for purpose. Once an arsonist always one until lives are changed around.
    I used to live in Bromley, what people did was just take out third party fire and theft, dump it somewhere and set fire to it for insurance purposes. Yes, we had joy riders who know how to break into a car.

    We had a green card for reporting these crimes and our council were hot on the case of abandoned cars.

    Thanet is renowned for arson it will never leave us just makes me sick to know that people think fire is funny!

  2. I was also wondering, if we might see a few business premises in flames. Companies that had not been economically able to cope with the lockdown.

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