Appeal for witnesses after car and caravan deliberately set alight on driveway of family home in Ramsgate

Emergency services

Kent Police officers are appealing for information, CCTV or dashcam footage after a car and a caravan were deliberately set alight on the driveway of a family home in Ramsgate during the early hours of this morning (September 30).

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Margate Road at 2.44am to reports of the car and caravan alight. Two fire engines attended, and crews used hose reel jets to put the fires out.

It is understood a person in a white hoodie was caught on CCTV by the family cameras. The occupants, including children, were forced to evacuate the property at the rear and shelter in their shed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A KFRS spokesperson said: “There were no reported injuries and the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.”

Police were called in at 3.15am and say an investigation is now underway.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police officers were called to assist Kent Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of a fire in Margate Road, Ramsgate, near the junction with Coleman Crescent, at 3.15am.

“A car and a caravan were destroyed by the fire, which is currently being treated as suspicious.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and anyone with information, or CCTV or dashcam footage from the area between 2am and 3am that morning, is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/189673/22.”


  1. This fire raising in the whole of Thanet is getting beyond a joke once again people’s lives have been put in danger, whoever did it didn’t think about the risk of the house catching fire, what is up with these people who do these things, really hope the cctv gives police an idea who it is and if anyone has a any cctv of someone in a white hoddie from last night please let the police know as it may well help police catch this idiotic moron.

  2. Whatever next Ramagate fire… Who would of thought. Crime free you say and shove blame on margate… Lately its all Ramsgate crime.

    So someone with hoodie… Thats all of thanet!

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