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Teenager sets himself alight in council office

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 14, 2012

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An angry teenager frustrated with his application for a council home set himself on fire in his local housing office. The 18-year-old was in dispute over a re-housing application, with staff in a branch of Connections in Torquay, on December 7. He claimed he was about to be left homeless and poured lighter fluid over his body. The teenager then produced a cigarette lighter and ignited the fluid. A security guard dragged the burning man outside and put out the flames by rolling him on the floor. The teenager was taken to hospital with leg burns and later discharged.

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