Fire­bug burns buses in de­pot

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COPS are hunt­ing an ar­son­ist who torched SIX BUSES in a de­pot – com­pletely de­stroy­ing two dou­ble deck­ers and two sin­gle deck­ers.

The fire­bug struck just af­ter 4am on Mon­day and is be­lieved to have set the buses on fire one by one just be­fore staff ar­rived at the de­pot in Rams­gate, Kent.

More than 20 fire­fight­ers tack­led the blaze at the de­pot run by pri­vate coach firm Eas­ton­ways, but four buses were to­tally de­stroyed and two se­ri­ously dam­aged.

Fire boss Paul Cook said he be­lieved the fire had been started de­lib­er­ately, adding: “By the time was had got there, around four of the six buses were all ready well alight.

“Po­lice and the fire in­ves­ti­ga­tion team were try­ing to as­cer­tain the cause of the fire.”

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