A man has been charged with a string of domestic violence offences including stalking and arson after allegedly dousing his former partner’s vehicle in petrol and setting it alight.
Police say the 56-year-old man poured petrol onto the bonnet of the woman’s car while it was parked at a Logan Central business around 9.30am yesterday.
The blaze damaged the front of the vehicle, however, thankfully emergency crews were able to extinguish the fire before it spread any further.
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Following investigations, police tracked down the man in Brisbane City around 2.20pm yesterday where he was arrested.
The man, from Logan Central, was charged with domestic violence offences including three counts of wilful damage, and one count each of stalking, assault occasioning bodily harm, arson, contravention of a police protection notice and trespass.
He was denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today.
If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast