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10 March 2014 :: 14:03:50 pm 82977

Man Arrested Over CBD Flame Attack

A woman who was set alight by her boyfriend in a suspected attempted murder was trying to get an AVO out against the man.
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SYDNEY – March 9,2014; Police said the 34-year-old woman, of Thai background, had a history of ”issues” with her partner but had no family in Australia to call on.

The Thai consulate is helping investigators to track down her family and notify them that the woman was in a critical condition in Concord Hospital with extensive burns to her face and upper body following Friday night’s attack.

The couple had been kicked out of their over-crowded apartment in Regis Tower near Chinatown because they fought too much and he had previously threatened to set a unit on fire, Fairfax Media has learnt.
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Several weeks ago, police were called to investigate a violent incident in which he threatened to kill her. Security intervened and the woman commenced the process of taking out an AVO.

One of the building’s residents said the pair had been removed from a unit because the woman’s 28-year-old boyfriend had tried to start a fire.

Building manager Alex Pappas said he believed the woman had recently moved into another over-crowded room in the high-rise block and the man had moved out.

The man remained under police guard over the weekend but was discharged on Monday afternoon and taken to Sydney City police station, where he was expected to be charged.

It is believed CCTV captured him sneaking into the apartment complex through a carpark lift that took him to a sixth floor common area.

He then threw flammable liquid on the woman and set it alight. A resident ran out into the common area and grabbed a towel from the gym to smother the flames, which witnesses said were up to a metre high.

The man fled the complex and sought treatment for burns to his arms at a friend’s home in Ultimo, where he was later arrested.

News from : Sydney morning herald

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