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Appeal after burglary and arson attack in Bethersden

By Kristina Curtis

A child's racing car worth £5,000 was among items stolen during a break-in at a cabin, which was then torched by the burglars.

Police investigating the burglary in Bethersden are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Other belongings taken from the cabin in Wissenden Lane include a log burner worth about £3,500, a sofa worth £249 and collectable toy cars worth about £1,200.

The child's car was stolen
The child's car was stolen

The cabin was destroyed in the arson attack between midnight on Saturday, November 4 and 6.45pm on Monday, November 6.

PC Christopher Smith said: "The items taken during the burglary are distinctive as you can see in the pictures.

"We would ask anyone who may have been offered these items for sale, or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious during the time frame of the burglary to get in touch."

A log burner was taken
A log burner was taken

Officers say is could be linked to a similar burglary in Fridd Lane, Bethersden between 2.10pm on Friday, November 10 and 11.30am on Sunday, November 12.

Items including gardening tools, books, tents and fishing equipment were stolen from a container, which was then set alight and destroyed.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/55035/17.

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