Woman sets fire to self

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A BOSTON woman was left with burns to her leg after she tried to set herself on fire in the Market Place on Saturday afternoon.

Shocked onlookers said they saw the 54-year-old spray herself with a substance and try to light her jeans at around lunchtime. She was also seen buying bottles of liquid from a town centre store.

Police were called to see the woman at just before 1pm. An ambulance was called and the woman was taken to hospital. A police spokesman said yesterday that he believed that she was still in hospital.