Sheffield burns victim forgives pal for prank

Long John's Showbar, Great Yarmouth

Long John's Showbar, Great Yarmouth

A man from Sheffield who set fire to a pal when a prank went badly wrong has said he hopes other people can learn from his experience – while his friend has forgiven him for the disastrous joke.

Robert Marshall, aged 24, and his victim Sam Taylor, both from Oughtibridge, were sprayed with Brut aftershave by friends to ruin their chances of picking up women at a nightclub during a lads’ weekend away in Norfolk.

Marshall then playfully flicked a flame from a lighter, causing the alcohol aftershave to ignite and turn his close friend into a human fireball at Long John’s Showbar on Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth.


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