A Ramsgate man is to appear in court accused of arson.

Toby Pierce, of Dane Road, has been charged with 10 counts of arson and one count of reckless arson endangering life. He is also charged with one count of assault.

The 20-year-old remains in custody and was due to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 16 March 2022.

The charge follows an investigation by East Kent detectives after officers from the Thanet Local Policing Team attended a number of vehicles alight just after midnight on Monday 14 March in Ramsgate. One of the vehicles alight was an occupied campervan. No injuries were reported.

A 19-year-old man from Ramsgate arrested on suspicion of arson and possession of cannabis has been released on bail until 11 April while the investigation into the incident continues.

By Ed

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