Man Set On Fire At Weymouth House Party

A man has suffered serious burns after being set on fire at a house party in Dorset.

Police say they got called at around 2.44am on Saturday, 23 July 2011. Officers went to an address along Ranelagh Road in Weymouth - the ambulance service was also called.

They confirmed a 21-year-old man from Weymouth sustained burns to his back and was taken to Dorset County Hospital.

A 16-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, both from Weymouth, were arrested and released on bail.

Reports say his drunken friends poured perfume down his back and set it alight - his injuries are said to be serious but not life threatening.