VIDEO: Couple suffer serious burns in fire attack on tent in Doncaster

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A couple suffered extensive burns when arsonists set fire to their tent in Doncaster.

The man and woman are being treated for extensive burns following what police believe was a deliberate fire last night, in trees next to Trafford Way.

Police forensic teams at the scene

Police forensic teams at the scene

Police scene of crimes officers were at the scene this morning.

The 42-year-old woman and 32-year-old man suffered serious burns after the tent they were in caught on fire shortly after 11.45pm.

They were both also reportedly assaulted by a man, or men, when they got out of the tent.

Both are being treated at a burns unit and are in a stable condition.

The tent was located on a grassed area off College Road, between Rowland Place, St James Street and Trafford Way.

A small group of men were reportedly in the location at the time it happened and police are particularly interested in a white transit van that was also seen in the area.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who could help with their enquiries.

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 42 of 18 August 2015. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A neighbouring tent, containing a 21-year-old man, was also set alight but the man escaped with minor burns to his hand.