The unidentified man set himself alight outside the Queen’s Head Pub in Chislehurst High Street at around 9pm on Sunday, December 8. He was rushed to a hospital and his condition is currently unknown.
Police said they were called to the scene and are treating it as an incident of self-harm. London Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade were also called to the scene and they rushed the man to the hospital.
Witnesses said the fire started following an argument outside the pub. At the scene, there were burn marks down the side of a silver car and a red petrol can on the ground.
Bromley Police said: “We’re being asked about road closures in Chislehurst. Officers were called at approximately 9pm to reports of a man committing self-harm in High Road, Chislehurst. London Ambulance Service attended and the man has been taken to hospital.”
London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.04pm this evening (December 8) to reports of an incident on High Road, Chislehurst.
“We dispatched a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer, ambulance crews and medics in response cars. We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance. We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”