Man sets himself on fire in protest, Selly Oak Jobcentre Plus in Birmingham

July 3, 2012

No cuts. Protest outside Selly Oak Jobcentre Plus in Birmingham where the day before a 48 year old man had tied himself to the outside railings and set himself afireÊafter a row over benefits. The man had been recognised by the staff as vulnerable with outstanding mental health issues but had recently been found fit to work precipitating a move from one benefit to another. This had caused payment delays © Timm Sonnenschein/