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Man set on fire in front of 5-year-old daughter

Nicola Hebden · 9 Oct 2012, 12:20

Published: 09 Oct 2012 12:20 GMT+02:00

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The 28-year-old builder, who spoke to the police before being sedated in hospital, said the men tied his hands before pouring a flammable liquid on his body and shouting “You’re going to pay for what you did”.

The builder suffered 40 percent burns mainly to his chest and face.

Police intend to ask his five-year-old daughter, the only witness to the crime, for more details in the coming days.

Speaking to local paper L’Est Eclair, the man’s father said: “My son has never hurt anyone, but he wasn’t a pushover.”

Nicola Hebden (news.france@thelocal.com)

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