NEWS
15/05/2012 09:08 BST | Updated 15/07/2012 06:12 BST

Anders Breivik Trial: Man Sets Himself Alight Outside Courtroom

A Norwegian man has reportedly set himself on fire outside the trial of mass killer Anders Breivik.

According to journalists present at the trial the man was found aflame attempting to get into the courtroom.

Sky News said the man tried to go through security, and then doused himself in a flammable liquid and set himself on fire.

According to the news service the man has 40% burns on his chest and stomach.

It was reported the man has been taken to hospital.

Breivik is accused of killing 8 people in a bombing outside a government building in Oslo, and shooting dead 69 people including many children on the nearby island of Utoya during a political youth camp, in July 2011.

Breivik has admitted carrying out the killings but denies criminal responsibility.

His trial centers on whether he was sane during the killings, and will be sent either to prison under a maximum 21-year sentence or to a psychiatric institution.

Earlier the court heard from a victim of the Utoya shooting, who described how she escaped after being shot.

Ina Rangones said that she got shot in the face, both arms and her left breast - "then I ran" she said.

"I remember the feeling of being shot. I thought my hands were shot off as I couldn't feel anything," she said, adding that she could "taste" the blood and the bullet as it passed through.

"I was sure I was going to die," she said.