Man arrested after 12 vehicles set alight in Ramsgate

man arrested after 12 vehicles set alight in ramsgate


A man is in custody after 12 vehicles were reported to have been set alight in Ramsgate overnight.


Kent Police was called at about 10.20pm on Saturday 11 April 2020 after a Ford Transit van caught fire in Broad Street.


Officers attended and soon became aware of a further seven vehicles alight in the area of Marlborough Road and Vale Square, and four in Clarendon Gardens.


Following a review of CCTV footage, an 18-year-old man was stopped nearby at about 11.35pm and arrested on suspicion of arson.


He remains in custody while enquiries continue.


Superintendent Emma Banks of Kent Police said: ‘There have been a number of suspicious vehicle fires in Thanet in recent weeks and our detectives are working to establish any potential links between them.

‘We are continuing to investigate and would urge anyone with information or footage, either CCTV or dashcam, to please contact us by calling 01843 222289 quoting reference 11-1787. If you would prefer to remain anonymous then you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at’