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Two cars set alight on Tonbridge Road in Barming

Two cars were set alight on a residential road last night, prompting an investigation.

Police were called to the vehicles, parked on Tonbridge Road in Barming near the junction with Glebe Lane, at 11.15pm.

The arson attacks took place near this Tonbridge Road junction in Barming (34967521)
The arson attacks took place near this Tonbridge Road junction in Barming (34967521)

One was destroyed while another only damaged, with the Kent Fire and Rescue Service quickly extinguishing both fires.

Maidstone Chief Inspector, Ray Quiller, said: "Thankfully no one has been injured; however, any fire started deliberately can easily endanger lives and therefore it is very important we identify anyone who may have been involved.

"This may be someone you know, who has been staying out late or who perhaps has come home smelling of petrol or smoke and is behaving differently.

"We are continuing to follow a number of enquiries, including reviewing any potential CCTV opportunities and conducting house-to-house enquiries.

"I would urge residents to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious straight away.’

"This may be someone you know..."

If you can help call the west Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/84869/20.

You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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