Woman torched in her bed

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A MAN is ex­pected to be charged with at­tempted mur­der af­ter dous­ing a woman with fuel and set­ting her on fire.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to a house at 11am on Tues­day, and the 28-year-old woman, who is known to the man, was rushed to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous burns to her chest, arms and throat.

Po­lice al­lege the man came through the back door of the woman’s home and en­tered her bed­room, be­fore pour­ing flammable liq­uid over her as she was sleep­ing.

Neigh­bours in Bris­bane, Queens­land, said they were shocked by the in­ci­dent and de­scribed the area as “a quiet sub­ur­ban street where hardly any­thing hap­pens”.

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