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Man found close to death with mystery burns in Finsbury Park

09:52 24 March 2015

A man was found close to death with burn injuries in Woodberry Grove

A man was found close to death with burn injuries in Woodberry Grove

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Victim critical after being discovered half naked - police need help to identify him

A man was found half naked and close to death with mysterious burns on his body last night.

Police discovered the victim at about 11pm in Woodberry Grove, near Finsbury Park, after he was spotted in the street.

He suffered burns to his torso and neck and remains in a critical condition in a north London hospital - his injuries are being treated as unexplained.

Police are unable to identify the man; they say he is aged between 25 and 30, 5ft 11 ins tall with short brown hair and may be Turkish or Albanian, speaking very little English

He was wearing jeans and black trainers with no shirt.

Officers want to get in touch with a person who is thought to have spoken with the victim on Seven Sisters Road, opposite the junction with Amhurst Park. They left in the direction of Woodberry Grove.

Detectives are still trying to find out where he suffered his injuries.

Anyone with information, or who is concerned for the welfare of a friend or family member who matches the description, can contact police via 101.

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