Kent Police is continuing to investigate following a disturbance and fire at Napier Barracks in Folkestone.

The fire, which has caused a significant amount of damage to at least one part of the site, is suspected to have been started deliberately and enquiries to identify the person or people responsible are ongoing.

Kent Police was called to the barracks at around 2pm on Friday 29 January 2021 and attended along with Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service.

No serious injuries have been reported.

Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Pritchard said: ‘We are carrying out enquiries and working with partners including the Home Office and KFRS to establish the circumstances surrounding this serious incident and the identities of those who may have been involved.

‘Whilst the exact nature of the disturbance and any potential links to the fire are still being investigated, it would be inaccurate to refer to the disturbance as a riot and it is not being treated as such.

Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Pritchard

‘There have been no arrests but enquiries are ongoing.’

By Ed

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