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Emergency services at Camden Town tube station after man found on fire

Emergency services near tube station

30 July, 2021 — By Tom Foot

The cordon outside Camden Town 

A MAJOR emergency response was sent to Camden Town today after reports that a man was ‘on fire’ outside the tube station.

One witness said a man had appeared to set himself alight outside the HSBC at the Britannia junction in Camden Town.

Three fire engines, two ambulances and several police cars had attended around 4pm.

Camden High Street and Kentish Town Road were closed.

“You’re just prepared that here you are you can see anything really now,” said a tube worker. “Even so, it was pretty bad. He was screaming.”

A Met spokesperson said this evening (Friday): “Police were called at approximately 16:01pm to Camden Town Underground Station. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a man who was on fire.”

They added: “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 Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 4.01pm today (30 July) to reports of a person injured at Camden Town Underground Station.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a car, an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, a clinical team leader, and a hazardous area response team.  We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene, who has been taken to hospital by air ambulance.”

 

 

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