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Police probe ‘arson’ attack on pensioner’s house in Borough Green and appeal for witnesses

PUBLISHED: 11:09 13 March 2017

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Elderly man had to be treated in hospital after blaze destroys front door and garage

Police say they believe arson was responsbile for a blaze at a pensioner’s house in Borough Green last week.

Emergency teams were called at around 10.30pm last Wednesday, March 8, to the property in Basted Lane.

The peneioner was at home at the time and raised the alarm after discovering his front door was alight.

The garage next to the house was also on fire. The contents of the garage, which included gardening equipment and a quad bike, and the front door were all destroyed.

The victim, an elderly man, was taken to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation but has since been discharged.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have any other information that could help with their investigation. Call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/6073/17.

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