By Peter McLaren-Kennedy •
Published: 02 Nov 2022 • 23:25
Bancroft park - Blackpool City Council
After asking whether he wanted to see a magic trick, they pulled out a lighter and set fire to his t-shirt. As a result, the young boy has sustained serious injuries with burns to his torso and today Wednesday, November 2 remains in hospital.
A passer-by is understood to have come to the lad’s rescue.
The two men are currently being sought by Lancashire police with one described as tall and wearing a black hoody, a black mask, black trousers with pockets on the legs and black leather gloves. At the time he had his hoody pulled up.
The second is described as smaller than the first, but also wearing a black hoody with the hood up, black joggers and fingerless gloves.
Detective Inspector Kirsty Wyatt of Blackpool CID said: “This was a horrific assault on a young boy and he has suffered some really significant burn injuries which will need on-going hospital treatment.”
She went on to ask for the public’s help in identifying those involved in setting fire to the young boy set on fire in Blackpool’s Bancroft Park.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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What is wrong with people who can do this kind of thing to a young boy? Despicable. If they get caught I really hope the judge throws the book at them, but I can see them escaping with a suspended prison sentence, as we seem to worry more about the offenders than the victims half the time these days.
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