Ten-year-old boy set on fire in York park

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".

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.

– SERGEANT ED NOBLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE