Man charged after children set alight

  • 29/08/2015
Man charged after children set alight

Three children have suffered burns after being set on fire in Perth.

Police were called to the home in Doubleview in Perth's northern suburbs around midnight after reports a man was causing a disturbance.

An off-duty police officer intervened after further reports a flammable liquid had been poured on the children and around the house before being set alight.

The officer removed the children and performed emergency first-aid.

A boy and a girl were assessed for burns at Princess Margaret children's hospital, while another girl remains in Royal Perth Hospital with more extensive burns.

A 43-year-old man has been charged with one count of aggravated grievous bodily harm and two counts of attempted grievous bodily harm.

Police have cordoned off the house as a scene examination is underway.

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