Man held in connection with fatal fire in Maidstone

Contributed by editor on Feb 28, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Police officers have arrested a man on suspicion of arson after a man died at the scene of a house fire in Maidstone.


Kent Police was called at 5.29pm on Sunday 26 February 2017 to assist Kent Fire and Rescue Service with a fire in Marsham Street.

South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended the location and treated a 48-year-old man, who died at the scene. His next of kin have been notified.

A woman and another man were taken to hospital, where the man remains with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. The woman has now been discharged.


A 38-year-old man from Maidstone was arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 01622 604100, quoting reference 26-0976. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.  

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