Attackers tried to set angler on fire at Doncaster beauty spot

Sprotbrough Falls ' a popular spot with anglers

Sprotbrough Falls ' a popular spot with anglers

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Police are hunting two men who attacked a lone angler and tried to set him on fire as he fished at a Doncaster beauty spot.

A police spokesman said: “Police are investigating after a man was reported to have been assaulted while fishing in the River Don.

“At around 11.35pm on Sunday 23 August, it was reported that the man, who was on his own near Sprotbrough Falls, was assaulted by two unknown men.

“It was reported that the men poured a substance on the victim and attempted to set fire to it. As a result, the man entered the water and the offenders left the scene.

“The man, who suffered minor injuries, called police and is helping them with enquiries.”

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which may assist the investigation should contact 101 quoting incident number 1392 of Sunday 23 August.