A man was rushed to hospital after setting himself alight in a Chislehurst pub car park last night.

The incident occurred in the Queen’s Head car park on the High Street. The man was saved by the quick action of people in the pub including a doorman who rushed to help. They removed burning clothes and put out the flames.

Police and other emergency services descended in large numbers as the man was rushed to a south London hospital. He is currently in a critical condition.