A gang of yobs set fire to a tramp as he slept in a bus shelter in Lancashire.
An eye-witness called the police at 2.03am on Monday when she saw three youths lighting a curtain which the man was using as a blanket.
The man, thought to be in his 60s and known only as James, suffered burns to his right hand during the incident on Morecambe's promenade. His trousers were also burnt.
Watch manager Steve Darby, from Morecambe fire station, said his team gave the man First Aid before paramedics arrived.
He said: "To my mind, it's attempted murder."
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