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ARSON ATTACK: Maidstone man in custody following house blaze

Thursday 7th November 2019

A MAN has been arrested following a suspected arson attack in Maidstone.

Officers, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended a private address in Square Hill Road following reports of a fire at 12.40am on Thursday, November 7.

Fire crews extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported by the occupants.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "A 25-year-old man from the Maidstone area was arrested on suspicion of arson and assaulting a police officer. He remains in police custody while the investigation continues."