Detectives investigating a suspected arson in Folkestone have made an arrest.

A 41-year-old man from Folkestone was arrested on suspicion of arson and assaulting a man in the store shortly after the incident. The arrest was made on the morning of Friday 18 August.

On Sunday 13 August 2023, Kent Police received a report that a fire had been started outside a Co-Op in High Street, Cheriton at around 6.45pm. The fire was quickly extinguished by a member of the public and no injuries were reported.

The East Kent CID is investigating the incident and the man has been taken into custody while enquiries continue.

By Ed

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