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Speed camera on Dartford Road A226 set on fire by burning car tyre

Speed camera on Dartford Road, Dartford
Speed camera on Dartford Road, Dartford

Police are appealing for information after a speed camera was found alight in Dartford.

Officers are investigating an alleged arson which is reported to have taken place on Dartford Road just before 3am on Saturday, April 26.

PC Martin Taylor said: "Kent Police is investigating after a fixed speed camera was found alight in Dartford.

"I would urge witnesses to the incident or anyone who might have seen something suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact police."

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Martin Taylor on 01474 366236, quoting XY/014710/14.

Firefighters from Dartford station were called to the blaze on Dartford Road at 2:54am.

A spokesperson from the station said that the tyre had been placed over the camera.

He added that the fire was in danger of spreading to nearby sheds and one resident had been trying to wake up her neighbours to warn them.

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