Man set on fire in apparent “homophobic” attack near Middlesbrough

A 20-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being set alight in an apparent homophobic attack on Teeside.


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A young man on Teeside has been left with serious burns after being set alight in a suspected anti-gay attack early Wednesday morning.

The 20-year-old required skin grafts and was treated at the North Tees University hospital.

His legs were sprayed with aerosol and set alight.

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According to he was set set upon by four men who questioned the victim about his sexuality as he walked through the Holy Trinity Church grounds in Stockton-on-Tees, near to Middlesbrough in the North east of England, at 3AM in the morning.

One of the men, described as white, in his early 20s, short blonde hair and of medium build is alleged to have sprayed aerosol onto the victim’s legs before lighting the highly flammable liquid. He was wearing jogging bottoms and was topless.

After setting his legs on fire the group ran away.

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The Cleveland police are looking for information from anyone in the area and should call 101.


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