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Homeless man arrested after Whitstable fire crews and police called to suspicious beach hut blaze in Marine Crescent, Tankerton

04 February 2014
by Jamie Bullen

A homeless man was arrested last night after a suspicious beach hut blaze in Tankerton.

Two Whitstable fire crews were called to Marine Crescent at 10.30pm after reports a hut was alight. 

Fire crews were called to the scene in Tower Hamlets Street, Dover.

Fire crews were called to a roof fire in Goudhurst

Firefighters spent 40 minutes tackling the blaze before leaving the scene at 11.10pm.  

Kent Fire and Rescue spokesman Alan Bradford says police were also called as crews suspected the fire may have been started maliciously.

Police spokesman Jane Walker confirmed officers had arrested a 39-year-old man, of no fixed address, on suspicion of damaging two beach huts.

He remains in custody.

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