Three men doused in petrol in random attack

A MAN has been charged after allegedly dousing three people in petrol and threatening to light them on fire west of Brisbane.

Police say the 45-year-old man approached the three men, aged 24, 31 and 51, outside a motel in North Ipswich around 6pm on Saturday and poured petrol on them.

One of the victims was able to intervene and prevent the man from igniting the flammable liquid.


The man then ran off, though was later tracked down and arrested by police in the carpark of a nearby shopping centre.

The 45-year-old Raceview man has been charged with two counts each of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, common assault and one count of stealing.

He’s due to face the Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow.

All three male victims were uninjured in the attack.