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Man dies in the street after catching fire
Emergency services were called to the scene in Thanet Road (Picture: Google)

A man died in the middle of a residential street last night after catching fire.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Thanet Road, Hull, just after 8pm following reports of a man alight.

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It is currently unclear in regards to why the victim was on fire, however officers are not searching for anyone in connection to the incident.

Police confirmed that the man suffered ‘serious burns’.

Despite paramedics fighting to save him, the victim died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

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According to the Hull Daily Mail, the road was cordoned off by police for three hours following the tragedy.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to find out what happened to the man.

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Detective Superintendent Dave Wood, of Humberside Police, said: ‘We were called to reports of a man who was on fire on Thanet Road in Hull just after 8pm.

‘The ambulance and the fire service were already in attendance at the scene.

‘The man had suffered serious burns in the isolated incident. He was given emergency treatment but he sadly died.

‘No one else was injured, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this.

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‘We are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information, is asked to call officers on 101 quoting log 480 of December 27.

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