A YOUNG woman engulfed by flames on a ward at a Bradford mental health hospital suffered serious burns early this morning.

Fire crews from Fairweather Green, Shipley and Bradford attended the 7am incident at Lynfield Mount hospital, along with police and ambulance.

The seriously injured 24-year-old woman was rushed to Leeds General infirmary.

A month ago a ward at the hospital had to be evacuated following a fire which had started in a female toilet.