Sunday, April 30, 2006

Human Torch

Kent Online reports that a  35-year-old man who doused himself in petrol and then set himself alight at a filling station has been arrested by Kent Police.

The man covered himself and his van in fuel and said he was going to light a match at the Tesco Extra station at Broadstairs at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

He set himself on fire when a crew from Kent Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene but the flames were soon smothered,

The man was taken to hospital in Margate with minor injuries. He has since been charged with arson with intent to endanger lives.

4 comments:

Nethercourt said...

Who missed the medication then....

Anonymous said...

What a drastic way to cry for help; poor guy. Lucky for everyone that Fire station was within spitting distance.

Anonymous said...

The "Care in the Community" policy at its best.

Anonymous said...

I understand from a member of Tesco staff that the chap had long term medical history of mental problems and was supposedly under medication for such.