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.
“This is a very concerning incident which could have had serious consequences, but thankfully the boy did not suffer any injuries but was left shaken by the ordeal.
We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing for information from members of the local community.
This case highlights the inherent dangers of cigarette lighters, matches and aerosols being misused. The individuals involved on this occasion can count themselves extremely lucky that nobody was harmed.
We will continue to support the victim and his family as the investigation progresses.”
More top news
42-year-old Barry Solomon was found dead at an address in Kemble Square on Saturday night.
The Red Arrows have taken to the skies across the county today as one of the final training exercises in the UK before they head to Greece
Defender Matthew Bates is in charge for the final two games for Hartlepool to try and halt their slide out of the Football League