Man thought to have set himself on fire in Lowestoft dies in hospital

Emergency services attend the scene of a human fire on London Road North, Lowestoft.

Emergency services attend the scene of a human fire on London Road North, Lowestoft. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A 67-year-old man has died four days after being engulfed in flames in Lowestoft town centre.

Police were called at about 5.10pm on Friday to reports that a man had set himself on fire in London Road North.

He sustained serious burns to his legs and body and was taken for specialist treatment to Broomfield hospital, near Chelmsford, where he died yesterday.

Officers are preparing a report for the coroner. An inquest will be held in due course.


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