POLICE are appealing for information after flammable liquid was thrown at a man causing his trousers to set on fire.

The victim was exercising his dog on Mill Lane Playing Fields in Brockworth at 2.30pm on Saturday, August 30, when two youths on bicycles threw an object containing flammable liquid at him.

The man, who was smoking at the time, suffered minor burns to his lower leg and thumb after his trousers were ignited.

He was treated by a paramedic and attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital before returning home.

The only description of the youths is that they were teenagers.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 148 of Tuesday, September 2 and crime number 20261/14.