One witness said a man had appeared to set himself alight outside the HSBC at the Britannia junction in Camden Town. Emergency services have confirmed a man was on fire in the area and London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service are at the scene. The man’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening, according to local reports.
Camden High Street and Kentish Town Road were closed off by police officers.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: “The Brigade were called to a fire and a man has been taken to hospital.
“Two fire engines are on the scene.
“We were called at 4.04pm.”
A spokesperson for the Met Police later told MyLondon the man has been taken to hospital.
They told the outlet: “Officers and LAS attended the scene and found a man who was on fire.
‘The fire was extinguished and he is believed to have suffered non-life-threatening burns.
“He has been taken to hospital by air ambulance.
“The man was detained under the mental health act at the scene.”
A London Undergound worker told Camden New Journal: “You’re just prepared that here you are you can see anything really now.
“Even so, it was pretty bad. He was screaming.”
BBC Radio London Travel also said on Twitter: “A400 Kentish Town Rd is closed Northbound from Camden Town Station to Hawley Crescent following a Police incident. Camden Rd is also restricted.
Delays on all appr’s to Camden Town + buses 88, 134 and 214 divert.
“Camden High Street is now closed, with A400 Kentish Town Rd restricted after a Police incident earlier on.
“Delays in the area + buses 88, 134 + 214 are affected.”
Published at Fri, 30 Jul 2021 16:37:00 +0000