AN AUTISTIC man who died after suffering burns at his 18th birthday party may have been set on fire after tanning oil was poured on him, it has emerged.
Steven Simpson, aged 18, of Pleasant View, Cudworth, Barnsley died in hospital last weekend after the horrific incident.
Now it has been reported fake tanning spray may have been set alight by pranksters fooling around at the party.
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, including three teenagers.
Meanwhile, a fire service investigation has established the fire was started deliberately.
Steven, a Barnsley College student, had recently moved to the property with his mum Bernadette.
Floral tributes have been laid outside the flat.
The results of a post mortem examination into his death are due in two weeks’ time.