Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ten Cars Destroyed

Police are appealing for information after vandals damaged and burned more than 10 cars in a single attack at a tower block

They struck in the early hours in the second-storey residents’ car park at Arlington House, Margate, causing damage estimated at thousands of pounds.

Firefighters and police were called and on arrival discovered a Suzuki Vitara, a Ford Fiesta and a Daihatsu 4WD burning. Other cars parked near the burning vehicles were badly damaged by the fires. A witness said one of the cars exploded.

Police say 11 cars had their door locks forced. Of those, six suffered fire damage from being set alight or being near one of the burning cars.

Police are looking for four men aged between 18 and 20 who were in the car park about two hours before the fires.

They would also like to speak to another man seen in the area, who is described as white, about 5ft 8in tall, slim and with short black hair. He wore a white polo shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Tristan Kluibenschadl at Margate police station on 01843 222195."


Anonymous said...

It was just a matter of time before something like this happened there. The place is a tip.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe they are French members of the "religion of peace" on a day trip!

Anonymous said...

The whole area around and below Arlington House is probably the most prominent blot on the landscape Maragte has and is the first sight visitors by road and rail are treated to. It is long overdue for our Councillors at TDC to take a long hard look at Arlington House and if necessary introduce CPOs and redesign this whle eyesore. Lets have a super visitor attraction at Dreamland and Arlington House corner.

Anonymous said...

anon again!

Arlinton House will be tip until it tips, then tips over, then it will still be a rubbish tip.
The 'Boys' have found a new game...
"Burn, or No Burn" Similar to Deal, or No Deal.... just hotter.