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Domestic violence: Man allegedly tried to light woman on fire in Sydney’s west

A man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly poured accelerant on a woman and tried to light her on fire.

Police say a Sydney woman avoided death after a shock domestic violence attack where a man allegedly poured flammable liquid over her body and tried to set her on fire.

A man has been charged with attempted murder following the incident in Sydney’s west on Friday afternoon.

Emergency service crews were called to the Carramar home at about 1.40pm after receiving reports of a domestic-related incident.

Police will allege in court the woman had her head pushed against a cupboard and had an unknown flammable liquid poured over her body and clothing after the man became physically aggressive towards her.

According to NSW Police, the man allegedly unsuccessfully tried to light the woman on fire before he fled the scene as the woman called out to neighbours for help.

She was taken to hospital for treatment and assessment.

Fairfield City Police officers began investigations and set up a crime scene at the home which was forensically examined.

A 46-year-old man was arrested at Fairfield Police Station at about 10pm yesterday and charged with attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm to a person with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

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