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The Smithy Family reveals exactly what happened when home was set alight

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Original article from Kent Live

The Smithy Family have released a video explaining what happened the night their home was set alight.

The TikTok family, who live in Welling on the Kent border, claimed their house was badly damaged in an arson attack which took place at around 10pm on Wednesday July 14.

CCTV footage showed their car burst into flames with the blaze later engulfing the building.

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Parents Nick and Jess Smith evacuated with their young daughters, Isabella, 9, and Amelia, 6, and their newborn baby boy.

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They claim their level of fame has seen their personal information shared online, which has led to 'doxxing'.

In their recent video posted on their Facebook page, Nick describes exactly what happened on the night of the incident.

CCTV footage shows the cars arriving

"It's got to the point now where we need your help," he said.

"The two people involved came in two separate cars looking for somewhere to park.

"They came for a reason and nothing was going to stop them."

The video shows CCTV footage from the incident which traced the culprits' every movement along the road.

Nick retraces the culprits' steps

There is also a clip from The Smithy Family's CCTV, which shows petrol being poured into the car and then set alight.

Standing outside the burnt house, Nick said: "After the incident they went back over the bridge.

The left hand of one of the culprits appeared to be on fire

"They made their way back to their cars and we have their journey for a substantial distance.

"I'm appealing to anyone who has any information, we need to find them.

"We can't be looking over our shoulders forever and I'm not going to stand here having to defend myself on other social media platforms.

Nick standing outside the burnt house

"I'm fed up with it."

Sub officer Tim Sammons, who was at the scene, said: “We were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house.

“There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames.

“Everyone was out of the building before we arrived, and crews worked incredibly hard to prevent further damage to the inside of the property and to neighbouring properties.

“Our fire investigation dogs also attended to help identify any ignitable substances present.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the brigade and Met Police.

At the end of the video, Nick adds Jess' mum has put up a £10,000 reward for anyone who can find the culprits.

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