Man douses himself and house in petrol in horror domestic violence incident

UPDATE @ 9.50am: Police have revealed a 37-year-old man who rammed a house in Ipswich last night and set it, and himself alight, was the subject of a domestic violence order.

Officers say a 23-year-old woman living at the home was previously in a defacto relationship with the man and had taken a DVO out against him.

He rammed his car into the garage, and spread accelerant around the house as his former partner and three other family members barricaded themselves in a bathroom.


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He’s in an induced coma in hospital with burns to 95 per cent of his body.

A 48-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman and man were treated for minor injuries.

EARLIER @ 6.12am: A man is in a critical condition after a car crashed into a house in Ipswich last night.

The car plowed through the garage of a Brookwater home around 7:30pm last night before it burst into flames.

The driver was rushed to hospital suffering 90 per cent burns to his body, while a woman also sustained minor burns.

The incident is reported to have followed a domestic dispute, with neighbours saying they heard yelling before the incident took place.

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