Police investigate suspected arson following blaze in Tomlin Drive

Fire crews at the scene Photo Frank Leppard

Detectives investigating a suspicious fire in Margate last night (July 24) are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Kent Police was called to Tomlin Drive at 6pm  where a fire, believed to have started in a garden shed, had spread to adjoining flats.

The fire was extinguished by Kent Fire and Rescue Service and no injuries were reported. Two dogs were recued from the building.

Four appliances and an ambulance were at the scene along with an electrical safety engineer from UK Power Networks, a gas safety engineer, Kent Police and the KFRS Volunteer Response Team. Fire crews finished at the scene at 9.20pm.

Photo by Gary Taylor

Officers are investigating a possible arson and are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

People who were driving in the area at the time of the fire and have dashcam footage are also encouraged to get in touch.

Witnesses should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/142796/22.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website: Independent UK charity taking crime information anonymously | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)

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