Man found in park with life-threatening burns

A MAN continues to fight for his life in hospital after he was found badly burnt in a park in Sydney’s west.

The 37-year-old was found in a park on Woodriff Street at Penrith last Friday afternoon.

Police said the man was suffering from significant burns to the lower part of his body.


The man treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

He has since been transferred to the specialist burns unit at Sydney’s Concord Hospital where police say he remains in a critical condition.

It is not yet known how the man sustained the horrific burns.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for anyone who may have been near the park at the time to come forward.

Investigators particularly wish to speak with anyone who may have driven past the park around the time of the incident with a dash camera.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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