Convicted child molester dies after setting himself on fire

A CONVICTED child molester who set himself on fire at a West Australian immigration detention centre has died in hospital.

The man, who had his permanent protection visa cancelled in May last year, is believed to have wrapped a blanket around his body before dousing himself with an accelerant and setting himself on fire.

He was found barely alive and rushed to Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital where he later passed away.


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WA Police are investigating the death.

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