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Kent Police investigating after cars found on fire in Marine Terrace, Folkestone

An investigation has been launched into an arson attack in which two cars were engulfed in flames in Folkestone.

A Ford Fiesta was completely destroyed by the blaze last night while the engine compartment in the second was damaged.

Police are now treating the blaze as suspicious and would like to hear from witnesses.

Fire crews were called to a burning car in Marine Terrace as flames spread to another vehicle. Picture: Google
Fire crews were called to a burning car in Marine Terrace as flames spread to another vehicle. Picture: Google

Firefighters were called at midnight following reports of the cars alight in Marine Terrace near the harbour opposite the Oynx nightclub.

One fire engine was called to the incident and the crew spent 40 minutes putting out the flames.

It is believed the fire had spread to the second car - thought to be a Suzuki - after being started in the Ford.

A spokesman for Folkestone fire station said the matter had now been passed onto the police to investigate.

A Kent Police spokesman added: "It is being treated as suspicious and investigated as an arson."

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference ZY/27147/15 or call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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