Po­lice car de­stroyed in ar­son at­tack

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - by Mike Ben­nett mben­nett@thek­m­group.co.uk

A PO­LICE car was de­stroyed in an early morn­ing ar­son at­tack on Ash­ford’s Stan­hope es­tate.

Po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing the at­tack on two po­lice ve­hi­cles parked at the po­lice sta­tion on the es­tate last Thurs­day.

A Skoda Fabia was de­stroyed by fire, but the sec­ond ve­hi­cle, a Mercedes Sprinter, was un­dam­aged.

The at­tack hap­pened at about 4am and of­fi­cers are now study­ing CCTV footage of the area.

Ch Insp John Frayne said: “This ar­son at­tack is an af­front to the com­mu­nity.

“Crime in Stan­hope is very low at the mo­ment. With the ex­cep­tion of a mi­nor­ity, the peo­ple of Stan­hope are law abid­ing and will re­sent the at­tack on their po­lice sta­tion.

“We urge any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.”

Con­tact south Kent po­lice on 01303 289180 or call the con­fi­den­tial Crimestop­pers hot­line free on 0800 555 111.

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