Police in Greenhithe continue to investigate alleged arson attack on home which killed cat

PUBLISHED: 15:02 13 January 2016 | UPDATED: 15:03 13 January 2016



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The alleged attack happened in November

Kent Police have continued their investigation of an alleged arson attack at a home in Greenhithe two months ago.

On November 22 a fire broke out between 6.30pm and 9.30pm at a home in St James Lane, killing a cat inside.

Police arrested a 21-year-old Dartford man in connection with the incident the following day.

Last week he was released without charge.

Detective Constable Robin Hemsley, said: “We appreciate that this incident happened some time ago but it is very much an ongoing investigation.

“We are investigating a report that a property was broken into while the owners were out, set alight and a number of items, including jewellery, were stolen.

“The house was significantly damaged and a cat died as a result of the fire.

“I would ask anyone with information about this incident, however irrelevant you think it might b, to contact police as your information may be able to assist with our ongoing enquiries.”

If you think you may have information that could help police, please contact DC Robin Hemsley at Kent Police by calling 01474 366149 and quoting crime reference XY/041249/15.

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