A 14-year-old boy from Queensland has suffered burns to 40 per cent of his body 'running down the street on fire' in what's thought to have been a horror Halloween attack.
The Sunshine Coast boy was rushed inside when he knocked on the door while still alight, the 17-year-old told the Courier Mail.
“It’s really bad. He was just down the end of the street when he got jumped," his brother said.
A 14-year-old boy from Queensland has suffered burns to 40 per cent of his body 'running down the street on fire' in what's thought to have been a horror Halloween attack. Photo: Facebook/7News
“Three people grabbed him and poured something on him and he was on fire.
"Next thing you know, he just ran here and we put him out with a hose.
“The cops and ambulance all came. I’m devastated, it’s my brother.’’
Residents of a Noosa home were shocked when they found a Queensland teenager alight on their doorstep. Photo: Google Maps
The boy turned up on the Sunrise Beach residence's doorstep still alight after being set on fire. Photo: Twitter
First aid efforts likely saved the boy's life, emergency services said, who were called to the scene at around 6:45pm.
Young children and teenagers were seen in the busy suburb enjoying Halloween activities, and neighbours who heard the boy's screams said they assumed it was innocent kids taking part in the occasion.
“I heard the screams but by the time I got out there the kids had run off,’’ a resident said.
Police have confirmed that they are investigating whether the attack was deliberate.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
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