Human fireball dies

A MAN died in a human fireball after apparently setting himself ablaze in a quiet village road.Police sealed off Valley Farm Drive, Sproughton, after the horrific incident, which happened at about 8.30pm yesterday.

A MAN died in a horrific human fireball after apparently setting himself ablaze in a quiet village road.

Police sealed off Valley Farm Drive, Sproughton, after the incident, which happened at about 8.30pm yesterday.

They launched an investigation after the man, who is believed to be from Sproughton and in his early 30s, died at the scene.

Paramedics were called to the location but the East Anglian Ambulance Service said the man had died before they arrived.


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"We believe the man set himself on fire and killed himself. It appears he ran into the road and doused himself with petrol," said a service spokesman.

Relatives were told of the tragedy last night.

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