Flammable liquid poured through letterbox in Gravesend arson

Detectives are appealing for information after flammable liquid was poured through the letterbox of a house in Gravesend.

The door was set alight, causing a fire in the home in Queens Road in an apparent arson attack.

Luckily the occupant of the house was able to extinguish the fire without any injuries, but a police investigation was launched into the incident, which happened around 2:45am on Monday, November 23.

Officers have carried out house to house enquiries, and reviewed CCTV from the area, and believe that the suspect ran from the scene towards Palmer Avenue.

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A 40-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, both from Gravesend, were also arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail, pending further enquiries, until 23 and 27 December respectively.

Investigators are now appealing for anyone with information, who is yet to speak with an officer, to get in contact.

In particular, they would like to hear from anyone with privately held CCTV in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting 46/208800/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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