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Fire at Hersden car wash near Canterbury sparks arson probe as cars destroyed

Two cars have been destroyed in an arson attack at a car wash near Canterbury.

At about 1.30am on Saturday, a car parked on the forecourt outside the business in Island Road, Hersden, was set on fire.

Two cars were destroyed in the incident. Stock picture
Two cars were destroyed in the incident. Stock picture

Three hours later, a second vehicle caught alight.

Fire crews rushed to the scene and managed to safely extinguished the blaze, but both cars were damaged beyond repair.

Police are working to establish what happened.

Officers investigating the case have reviewed CCTV footage, but no suspects have yet been identified.

Anyone with information, including those living in the area with privately owned CCTV that are yet to speak with investigators, is asked to call the police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/66427/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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