Sydney man charged after allegedly setting fire to wife

A man has been charged after allegedly setting fire to his wife in Sydney’s southwest.

Police and paramedics were called to a home on Elizabeth Drive in Liverpool around 6pm on Saturday night.

A 30-year-old woman was found with burns to her left leg and left hand.


She was treated at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital and has since been released.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Liverpool Police Station.

Police will allege the man splashed petrol on his wife’s clothing before lighting a cigarette which set the woman’s clothes alight.

He has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He’ll front Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.

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