Man who set himself on fire still in critical condition

Man who set himself on fire still in critical condition

Man who set himself on fire still in critical condition

First published in News

A 47 year-old man remains in a critical condition after he set himself alight in the middle of a busy city street.

The man who set himself on fire in Hove was transferred from Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

Horrified onlookers watched on as the man doused himself in petrol smelling liquid and set himself ablaze in Hove Street on Wednesday.

Deborah Worley Roberts, who was out for lunch with her husband in Hove Street, told of the chaos as the situation unfolded and how shaken she still is.

She said: “I was sick on the way home, yet some people just went back to eating their lunch - I do not know maybe it was shock.

“One man went out there with a pint of water to try and help, but some people were telling others not to get involved.

“Two young men helped him, one of them had a fire extinguisher and as it was running out he was frantically shouting 'what do I do, what do I do'.

“I went over with some wet towels to try and help the man - he was so badly burned, and I just looked into his eyes and all I saw was desperation and despair.”

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “The man, 47, has now been transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, where he is currently in a critical condition.”

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7:03pm Wed 7 May 14

monkeymoo says...

Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it. monkeymoo
  • Score: 17

7:04pm Wed 7 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -16

8:05pm Wed 7 May 14

rolivan says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct. rolivan
  • Score: 8

12:20am Thu 8 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

rolivan wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.
That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.[/p][/quote]That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -12

11:08am Thu 8 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
rolivan wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.
That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.
While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells.

Well done to all those who helped. Poor guy.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.[/p][/quote]That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.[/p][/quote]While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells. Well done to all those who helped. Poor guy. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 3

11:25am Thu 8 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
rolivan wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.
That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.
While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells.

Well done to all those who helped. Poor guy.
"While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells."

It rings a bell every time I see your name, funnily enough.

I noticed that you weren't able to offer an explanation of how people can suddenly know everything about this guy.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.[/p][/quote]That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.[/p][/quote]While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells. Well done to all those who helped. Poor guy.[/p][/quote]"While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells." It rings a bell every time I see your name, funnily enough. I noticed that you weren't able to offer an explanation of how people can suddenly know everything about this guy. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -4

11:43am Thu 8 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
thevoiceoftruth wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
rolivan wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.
That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.
While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells.

Well done to all those who helped. Poor guy.
"While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells."

It rings a bell every time I see your name, funnily enough.

I noticed that you weren't able to offer an explanation of how people can suddenly know everything about this guy.
Some people use their intelligence to make obvious connections between someone feeling very depressed and setting themselves on fire. Others, like you, lack the capacity for lateral thinking. Or maybe you are just a troll. Whichever it is, enjoy your day parading around in your England pants and string vest.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.[/p][/quote]That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.[/p][/quote]While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells. Well done to all those who helped. Poor guy.[/p][/quote]"While you are there, look up the word 'sociopath.' I think it might ring a few bells." It rings a bell every time I see your name, funnily enough. I noticed that you weren't able to offer an explanation of how people can suddenly know everything about this guy.[/p][/quote]Some people use their intelligence to make obvious connections between someone feeling very depressed and setting themselves on fire. Others, like you, lack the capacity for lateral thinking. Or maybe you are just a troll. Whichever it is, enjoy your day parading around in your England pants and string vest. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 5

12:00pm Thu 8 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"Some people use their intelligence to make obvious connections between someone feeling very depressed and setting themselves on fire. "

So you think it's obvious that he was mentally ill.

Fine.......but don't get arsey with those who are prepared to wait for the facts before commenting upon the reason for his action AND who have the opinion that what he did was selfish.
"Some people use their intelligence to make obvious connections between someone feeling very depressed and setting themselves on fire. " So you think it's obvious that he was mentally ill. Fine.......but don't get arsey with those who are prepared to wait for the facts before commenting upon the reason for his action AND who have the opinion that what he did was selfish. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -3

12:54pm Thu 8 May 14

notaconspiracy says...

Argus : why do you allow keyboard warriors, like these two, to swing virtual handbags at each other on comments following such a tragic story?
Argus : why do you allow keyboard warriors, like these two, to swing virtual handbags at each other on comments following such a tragic story? notaconspiracy
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Thu 8 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

notaconspiracy wrote:
Argus : why do you allow keyboard warriors, like these two, to swing virtual handbags at each other on comments following such a tragic story?
It's called 'debate'.
[quote][p][bold]notaconspiracy[/bold] wrote: Argus : why do you allow keyboard warriors, like these two, to swing virtual handbags at each other on comments following such a tragic story?[/p][/quote]It's called 'debate'. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

6:05am Fri 9 May 14

wales1973 says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
rolivan wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire.
Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.
How do you know?
Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.
That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.
Totally agree with you Monkeymoo , we'll said , this poor man must of been desperate to do something so traumatic to set himself on fire .
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Personally, I'd say he was in a 'critical' condition BEFORE he set himself on fire. Just a shame that, for whatever the reason, no one noticed or did anything about it.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Have a look in the dictionary at the definition and you will find it is correct.[/p][/quote]That doesn't explain how you were able to offer a diagnosis of everything in his life.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you Monkeymoo , we'll said , this poor man must of been desperate to do something so traumatic to set himself on fire . wales1973
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Fri 9 May 14

Ex Croydon says...

I know this person. No one can profess to know why or what his state was, what he was thinking or why. Not even those who know him. So don't judge or cast dispersions.
I know this person. No one can profess to know why or what his state was, what he was thinking or why. Not even those who know him. So don't judge or cast dispersions. Ex Croydon
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Sat 10 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Ex Croydon wrote:
I know this person. No one can profess to know why or what his state was, what he was thinking or why. Not even those who know him. So don't judge or cast dispersions.
Well said!

Those who claimed to know were just being stupid.
[quote][p][bold]Ex Croydon[/bold] wrote: I know this person. No one can profess to know why or what his state was, what he was thinking or why. Not even those who know him. So don't judge or cast dispersions.[/p][/quote]Well said! Those who claimed to know were just being stupid. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 1

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