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A ten-year-old boy who was set alight by youths in a York playground says he was terrified during the unprovoked attack.
Gabriel Wishart was playing in the playground on Tuesday when the teenagers struck.
His mother says that she is horrified by the assault - which is now being investigated by police.
You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.
A ten-year-old boy was set on fire after being sprayed with an aerosol can in a York park, the Yorkshire Post reports.
Gabriel Wishart, was targeted by a group of boys on Tuesday, who sprayed him and then set his clothes alight.
North Yorkshire Police said the incident was "very concerning".
North Yorkshire Police have increased the number of patrols in an area of York where a ten-year-old boy was set on fire after being sprayed with an aerosol can by local teenagers.
The police issued this statement in response to the incident:
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
North Yorkshire Police have released a statement following an incident where a ten-year-old boy from York was set on fire after being sprayed with an aerosol can in a park in the city.
10 year old Gabriel Wishart was set on fire after being sprayed with an aerosol can by teenagers at Ashton park in York. He had been playing when the group set his clothes alight.
He dropped to the floor and rolled in the snow to put out the flames and escaped unhurt. North Yorkshire Police called the incident “extremely concerning” and are stepping up patrols in the area.