Teenagers 'set fire' to Yorkshire pensioner's oxygen bag while he delivered Christmas cards

Have your say

A Yorkshire pensioner has been left with facial burns after teenagers reportedly set fire to an oxygen bag used to help him breathe.

The 74-year-old man was walking along Hurley Close in Hull, delivering Christmas cards, between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday when the offence happened.

Hurley Close. PIC: Google

Hurley Close. PIC: Google

Police believe that two teenage boys, who passed him on bicycles, flicked at a cigarette at the man.

It caused his oxygen bag to catch fire.

The victim suffered burns to his face, nose, mouth and back.

Police are trying to trace a man and woman, who stopped to help the victim, who could assist with officers' enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 570 of December 16.

READ MORE: Dying neighbour leaves little girl 14 years worth of Christmas presents

READ MORE: Police seize cash and 10,000 suspected 'steroids' during raids in Yorkshire

READ MORE: Young Yorkshire climber, 21, dies on Ben Nevis