Teen accused of setting ex-girlfriend on fire fronts court

UPDATE: A 17-year-old will stay behind bars for at least two months, after facing court accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire, at a house north of the Gold Coast.

Police say he and a woman, also 17, were fighting at a home in Marsden on Friday afternoon when he allegedly poured a flammable liquid over her and then set her alight.

The teen appeared in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday morning on a charge of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.


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He didn’t apply for bail and was ordered to reappear via video link on July 29.

The young woman remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with serious burns to her arms, legs and upper body.

EARLIER: A man is set to face court on Monday, accused of setting a teenager alight during an argument north of the Gold Coast.

The 17-year-old female suffered burns to her arms, legs and upper body in the ordeal, at a Marsden home around 4pm on Friday.

It’s alleged she was involved in a verbal argument with a man she knows at an Avalon Court property.

Police say the man, also 17, then used a flammable liquid to set the woman on fire.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

The man will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.