The Pentagon Centre was
evacuated on Monday
A boy as young as ten is thought
to have started a fire in a shop in Chatham.
Police have confirmed they are
treating the blaze at Wilkinson in Chatham on Monday as
Officers are appealing for
witnesses to the incident in the Pentagon Shopping Centre at around
Fire crews and police were called
to the store after a fire broke out in the toy department. It
is believed to have been started with a lighter.
The shop and the centre were
evacuated for around 45 minutes while the blaze was dealt
Detectives would like to speak to
a young boy aged between 10 and 13 in connection with the
He is described as being white,
about 5ft 2ins tall, of a slim build with dark brown collar length
hair and glasses.
He was wearing a dark jacket with
a grey hood and lime green zip, navy or dark coloured jeans and
navy wellington boots.
If anyone has any information
contact DC Heather Thompson on 101, quoting reference
Or if you wish to remain
anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555