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Fire on cruiser alight on River Medway at Tonbridge


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Fire crews were called to put out a blaze which destroyed a 25ft cruiser on the River Medway.

Firefighters attended just after 8pm last night to the river near Cannon Lane, Tonbridge.

The blaze created a large plume of smoke visible across the town.

The 25ft boat was completely destroyed by the fire. Picture: Sandra Kerton
The 25ft boat was completely destroyed by the fire. Picture: Sandra Kerton
Plumes of thick black smoke were spotted over Tonbridge. Picture: Jenny Lewis
Plumes of thick black smoke were spotted over Tonbridge. Picture: Jenny Lewis

Crews used a water safety launch and used a high-pressure hose reel to put out the flames, but were unable to save the vessel which sank.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious.

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