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Public assistance sought after man set on fire in King Street


Hunter police are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue after a man was seriously injured in Newcastle on Thursday morning.

Emergency services were called to a fast-food restaurant in King Street just after 3.20am on 28 September.

It’s understood a male, suffering serious burns to his body, sought help.

Now, officers from Newcastle City Police District are investigating reports of a 23-year-old man being assaulted, doused with accelerant, and set on fire.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital before being transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police established a crime scene in King Street and investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, investigators are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision in the area at the time to come forward.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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