A MAN has been taken to hospital after he poured petrol over himself in a police station.

Firefighters were called out at around 10am today to Slough Police Station, following reports that a man had walked into the central lobby and doused himself with petrol.

The firefighters hosed the man down to wash off the petrol, and he was later taken to the Prospect Park mental hospital in Reading.

Thames Valley Police has been approached for comment.