Cottage in Harvel gutted in suspicious fire

A blaze which caused severe damage to an unoccupied cottage in Kent is being treated as suspicious by police and fire service investigators.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at the cottage in Leywood Lane, Harvel, at about 1930 BST on Wednesday.

Kent Police and the fire and rescue service are carrying out a joint investigation into the cause. The cottage has been empty for some years.

A detailed examination of the scene was carried out on Thursday.

Police have appealed to anyone who was in the area at the time who may be able to help the investigation to come forward.

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