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Chatham High Street fire treated as suspected arson as police issue CCTV image

An arson investigation has been launched after a fire at a block of flats.

Police are now appealing for help to identify a suspect after the blaze in Chatham last month.

Police have released CCTV of a man in connection with an arson investigation following a fire at a flat in Chatham. Picture: Kent Police (19038561)
Police have released CCTV of a man in connection with an arson investigation following a fire at a flat in Chatham. Picture: Kent Police (19038561)

Officers were called at 2.20am to the fire at the property in the High Street on September 15.

Detectives today issued a CCTV image of a man they want to question in connection with the incident who they say "may have important information".

Police spokesman Jo Pattison said: "Anyone who thinks they recognise the person in the image, or who has information that may assist the investigation, is asked to call Kent Police."

Witnesses can call police on 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/177433/19, or Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or complete the online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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