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Man sleeping rough seriously burnt after clothing is set alight

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sleeping rough in Ashford woke up to find his clothing alight, receiving serious burns.

Rough sleeper seriously burned after clothes set on fire

A man sleeping rough in Kent received serious burns after waking up to find his clothes had been set on fire.

The 42-year-old was sleeping in the entrance of a building on Elwick Road in Ashford when he woke up to discover his clothes had been set alight.

He was treated at East Grinstead hospital for burns to his face, leg and arm.

Police are appealing for witnesses that may have seen the incident which happened on Thursday 6th March.

The victim saw two men run off when he woke up to discover his clothing was on fire.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC KAy Brown on 101, quoting ZY/7547/14.

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