Police officer finds man on fire in Bishop Auckland garden

A man found on fire in the front garden of house in County Durham, is being treated for serious burns.

The 30-year-old, who has not been named, was found by a police officer on the Woodhouse Close Estate, Bishop Auckland, on Sunday evening.

A Durham Police spokesman said witnesses were "extremely distressed" but there was no threat to the public.

He said police and the fire brigade were investigating to establish the cause of the fire.

The man is being treated at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

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