A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a property in Margate.

Kent Police was called at 5.45am on Thursday 21 December to a report of a fire at an address in the High Street.

Police along with Kent Fire and Rescue Service evacuated residents from the building.

South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and assessed people for injuries. A woman was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

Residents have since returned to the building.

Enquiries at the scene led to a man from Margate being arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life. He remains in custody while an investigation continues.

Anyone with information that may assist officers with their enquiries should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/223887/23.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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