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.
– Police Sergeant Ed Noble, Clifton Moor Safer Neighbourhood Team in York
“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.”