Hereford & Worcester

Man set fire to himself on busy Redditch roundabout

A man has died after setting himself on fire on a busy roundabout in Redditch.

Police are investigating the incident, which happened at 9:20 BST on Thursday at the junction of Woodrow Drive and Studley Road.

The local man, in his 40s, was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious burns but later died as a result of his injuries.

West Mercia Police said a number of people witnessed the incident and officers were carrying out interviews.

They are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

The Worcestershire coroner has been informed and an inquest is expected be held in due course.

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