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13-year-old girl arrested over 120-car arson attack

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No-one was injured in the fire, which broke out in Ellens Road in Deal, Kent.

The teenager was held over an incident in Deal on Friday night which saw 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a car salvage yard (Rui Vieira/PA)

A 13-year-old girl has been arrested over an arson attack which damaged 120 cars, police said.

The teenager was held over an incident in Deal in Kent on Friday night which saw 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a car salvage yard.

No-one was injured in the fire, which broke out in Ellens Road at around 9pm.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “There were no reported injuries, however it is believed that more than 120 vehicles have been damaged as a result of the fire.

“A 13-year-old girl from Deal was arrested on Saturday February 24 on suspicion of arson.

“She has subsequently been released pending further inquiries.”

Kent Fire and Rescue said it had put out the fire at shortly before 1am on Saturday, with crews remaining on site until 4am.

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