Cambridgeshire

Man found on fire outside Peterborough homeless hostel

YMCA, Wellington St, Peterborough Image copyright Google
Image caption Police, fire and ambulance services all attended the scene, which was cordoned off for several hours

A man is in a critical condition after he was found on fire in front of a homeless hostel.

The victim, in his 20s, suffered severe injuries in the blaze outside the YMCA on Wellington Street, Peterborough, at about 08:30 GMT.

It is not known how the fire started, but it is not thought anyone else was involved, Cambridgeshire Police said.

The man was airlifted to a burns unit for treatment. Investigations continue, the force added.

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