Teens sought after 'arson attack' at Ashford farm
Police want to speak to a group of
teenagers after a suspected arson attack at Boughton Aluph near
Officers are investigating after 250 bales
worth £6,000 were destroyed in a blaze at Wilmington farm at
Canterbury Road on Wednesday evening.
Three fire engines and a water unit were
called to the scene and firefighters extinguished the fire using
hose reels by 7.30pm.
Investigators want to trace six
youngsters, aged about 14 years old, who were seen playing on
the bales before 4pm.
DC Darren Manktelow said: "I would like
to hear from any parents whose child returned home on Wednesday
afternoon possibly smelling of smoke.
"I would also urge parents to tell their
children about the dangers of playing near farms and the dangers
and consequences of starting fires. Arson is a very serious crime
and we will be making a number of enquiries in order to find those
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC David Chapman on
101 - quoting crime reference ZY/6555/13 - or Kent
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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