Police hunt after man ‘set on fire’ in London attack

Police are on the hunt to find a man who allegedly set fire to another man in west London.

The attacker is said to have fled the scene before police arrived. 

The incident took place on Brownlow Road, less than a 10-minute walk from West Ealing station, just before 8pm.

The Metropolitan Police Service is now searching for the person who started the fire and trying to establish exactly what happened.

A statement said: ‘Police were called at 7.59pm on Monday, February 27, to reports of an incident in Brownlow Road, west Ealing. 

‘A man was reported to have set a second man on fire.

‘He suffered minor burns and was not seriously injured.’

Work is now ongoing to try and locate him and police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 1010 quoting reference 6422/27FEB. 

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In a suspected arson incident in December, a homeless man’s tent was set alight just days after a gang chased him down the street.

The man, known as Anthony, was thought to be sleeping in it when it was torched, destroying all of his possessions.

He was planning to move away from Cleethorpes promenade, in Lincolnshire, fearing something like that may happen.

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