Man found alight in Horley church graveyard

St Bartholomew's Church The man was found alight in the graveyard on Monday evening

A man who was found on fire in a Surrey graveyard is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The man in his 20s from Crawley in West Sussex was discovered alight in Horley, Surrey Police said.

He was spotted in the grounds of St Bartholomew's Church on Church Road at just after 21:00 GMT on Monday.

A group of people managed to put out the flames before the man was taken to hospital. Why the man was alight is still under investigation.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Surrey Police.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories

RSS

Features

  • OrangemanPunctured pride?

    How would N Ireland's Orangemen feel if Scotland left the union?


  • MarchionessThames tragedy

    Survivors and victims' families remember Marchioness disaster


  • Sheep on Achill IslandMass exodus

    Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland


  • A teenaged mother in the Zaatari campUntold misery

    The plight of Syria's refugee child brides


  • Michael MosleyMeat feast?

    Which is the best eco option - eating beef, chicken or mussels?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.