Canterbury residents rescued after flats 'arson'

Eight residents had to be rescued from a block of flats after a fire that police believe may have been started deliberately.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the flats in Sussex Avenue, Canterbury at 04:50 BST after fire broke out on the second floor.

Residents were told to stay in their flats with the doors closed while the fire in a communal area was put out.

They were then rescued by ladder while smoke and fumes were cleared.

No one was injured in the fire, which police are investigating as arson.