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Northfleet man charged with arson after vehicle fire

PUBLISHED: 14:45 25 September 2017

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Fire broke out on Friday night

A Northfleet man will appear before Medway magistrates today (Monday) charged with one count of arson and five counts of criminal damage.

Kenny Kay, 27 and of Black Eagle Drive was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning. after a fire broke out on Friday night.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were first to the scene inside a business compound in Grove Road, having been called at 8.08pm.

A spokesperson from KFRS said: “We were called to a vehicle fire on Grove Road, which had spread to some railway sleepers nearby.

“We sent one fire engine to the scene which put out the flame using a hose reel jet.

“The fire was out by 8.29pm.”

Two minutes later, Kent Police was called to the scene, and officers later arrested Mr Kay.

A 21-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of arson and has been released on bail until Friday 13 October 2017 while officers continue their enquiries.

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