A suspect has been charged in connection with a suspected arson near Deal.

Kent Police was contacted by Kent Fire and Rescue Service shortly after 6pm on Sunday 29 October 2023, following a fire at a stables in The Street, Worth.

The blaze was extinguished with no injuries reported.

The accused appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 31 October and was remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and would like to trace a silver 2004 five-door Vauxhall Astra with a private registration plate, which was seen in the area around that time and may still be parked nearby.

Anyone with information about the car’s location or who has dashcam or CCTV footage from the A258 Deal Road, Coventon Lane or The Street in Worth between 4.30pm and 8.30pm on Sunday 29 October is urged to contact officers.

You can call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/193314/23.

Footage can be uploaded to our online community portal.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete their online form.

By Ed

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