Police investigating Dartford arson incident release e-fit of man they wish to speak to

PUBLISHED: 09:34 05 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:34 05 September 2016

An efit of the man officers wish to speak to

An efit of the man officers wish to speak to


Did you witness the incident?

Officers investigating a reported arson in Dartford have released computer-generated images of a man they wish to speak to.

Police were called at 10.45pm on Saturday, September 3 to reports of a person acting suspiciously outside flats in Kent Road.

The man was reported to have set fire to the front of gas meters, which were housed in a small wooden cupboard.

One of the building’s residents extinguished the fire before police and fire crews attended the scene, and nobody was injured.

The suspect is reported to have walked off in direction of the Westgate car park. He is described as a white man, of medium build and with fair hair. He was wearing a light blue top, jeans and white trainers, and carrying a black bag.

Detective constable Paul Oliver said: “Although no one was injured, setting fire to gas meters could clearly have resulted in serious injury to the occupants of surrounding properties.

“This incident happened late at night but we are hopeful someone may still have seen or heard something, or knows who is responsible. If you recognise the man in this image please get in touch.”

Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to call the appeal line on 01474 366149, quoting reference XY/34806/16.

Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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