Man dies in fireball horror

A MAN died in a horrific human fireball last nightafter apparently setting himself ablaze in a quiet village road.Police sealed off Valley Farm Drive, Sproughton, after the incident, which happened at about 8.

A MAN died in a horrific human fireball last nightafter apparently setting himself ablaze in a quiet village road.

Police sealed off Valley Farm Drive, Sproughton, after the incident, which happened at about 8.30pm.

They launched an investigation after the man, who is believed to be from Sproughton and in his early 30s, died at the scene.

Paramedics were called to the location but the East Anglian Ambulance Service said the man had died before they arrived.


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"We believe the man set himself on fire and killed himself. It appears he ran into the road and doused himself with petrol," said a service spokesman.

Relatives were told of the tragedy last night.

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Police said they had launched an investigation into the man's death and confirmed he died as a result of fire. Officers remained at the scene for some time after the incident.

Firefighters were also called to the incident but were not required to take any action.

Customers in The Wild Man and The Beagle public houses in Sproughton were unaware of the drama that was unfolding on the edge of their village last night.

Police cars packed into the quiet road, which is off the A1071 and a few hundred yards away from the junction with the B1113, which heads into the main village.

Drivers are made aware of the road by signs for the four-bedroomed Finjaro Guest House, which is in Valley Farm Drive.

Staff at the guest-house refused to comment on the incident last night.

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