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:
“Officers are working closely with local schools to both identify those responsible and to educate pupils about the dangers of this type of behaviour.
Extra reassurance patrols will take place in the Ashton Park area, as well as dealing robustly with anyone acting in an anti-social manner.
Importantly, we are liaising with local shopkeepers to ensure cigarette lighters, matches and accelerants such as aerosol cans do not fall into the wrong hands.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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