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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman dies in house fire in Kent

A woman was rescued from the house by firefighters but later died. Photo: ITV Meridian

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died following a house fire near West Malling in Kent.

Firefighters were called to the house on Spitfire Road in the Kings Hill area at around 9 o'clock last night.

A woman in her 60's was taken to hospital but later died. A child was treated for a leg injury and breathing in smoke.

A 51-year-old man from West Malling was arrested and remains in police custody.

Kent Police says because of prior police contact with the man a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC.)