Authorities have been unable to explain how the man caught fire. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Police are appealing for information after a pensioner inexplicably burst in to flames in broad daylight.
The bizarre incident, which occurred in the London Borough of Haringey on September 17th, involved 70-year-old John Nolan, a retired construction worker, who somehow caught fire just after 1pm.
Members of the public were quick to offer assistance in putting out the fire but unfortunately the burns he had sustained from the blaze were too severe and he died from his injuries.
An investigation later failed to find anything on his person that could explain how he had caught fire.
"We have spoken with a number of witnesses who saw Mr Nolan ablaze, but we have yet to establish how the fire started," said PC Damien Ait-Amer.
"Mr Nolan was a well-liked member of the community and none of our enquiries so far have indicated that he had been involved in a dispute of any sort. Nor does any account given by witnesses suggest that he had been in contact with another person at the time of the fire."
Investigations in to the incident, which has been classed as 'unexplained', are still ongoing.
Source: Belfast Telegraph | Comments (34)
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