Arson Probe launched after yobs torch £150K cabin cruiser on the River Medway in Maidstone

arson probe launched after yobs torch 150k cabin cruiser on the river medway in maidstone

An arson probe has been launched after a boat understood to be valued in the region of £150,000 was torched by two yobs on pushbike just before Midnight on Friday.

Four fire crews and a water rescue boat rushed to the Hart Street in Maidstone as the blaze took hold and ripped through the 9.5 metre vessel that was built by Marine projects in 2002.

Crews feared that the boat may have been occupied and despite the risk of an explosion from the vessels fuel tanks crews swiftly carried out a search whilst other firefighters with foam and a hose reel tackled the blaze.

A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue said that a joint investigation into the cause of the blaze had been launched with Kent Police.
Witnesses said moments before that two youths on pushbike set the vessel alight