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Burned Nairn man was deliberately set alight, police believe

By Philip Murray

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POLICE have confirmed that a man found with serious burns in Nairn was set alight deliberately.

The 34-year-old man is recovering in a specialist burns unit atSt John's Hospital in Livingston following the incident on Tuesday night.

"At around 10.44pm we received a report of a 34 year-old man having received burns to his lower body," said a police spokesman. "The man was admitted to Raigmore Hospital before being transferred to a burns unit in Livingston, where he is reported to be in a stable condition.

"Police Scotland can confirm that the matter is being treated as deliberate and a positive line of enquiry is ongoing at this time."

"High visibility patrols are being carried out in the area to provide reassurance to members of the public."

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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