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Man on fire runs down London street before shocked bystanders help put out flames

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Shocked bystanders rushed to help a man who was seen running down a London street with his jumper on fire.

He was taken to hospital following the incident on Thursday, which happened at the junction of Edgware Road and Connaught Street in west London.

Video shows the man shouting as he runs down the street, his jumper ablaze.

He then drops to his knees and attempts in vain to bat out the flames with his hands.

Embers can be seen falling from him, as he curls on the ground, still on fire.

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Members of the public rush to his aid, with one man pulling off his own jacket and using it to extinguish the flames.

An ambulance service spokesperson said paramedics arrived on scene within four minutes.

The man was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre.

A Met police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 7pm on Wednesday, 28 February by LAS to reports of a man on fire in Edgware Road at the junction with Connaught Street.

“He was taken to hospital. His condition is not being treated as life-threatening.

“The circumstances are not being treated as suspicious.”