Father sets children on fire

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Scene in Holbeck St., Doubleview where children were burnt.Picture:Simon O'Brien/The West Australian. Picture: Michael O'Brien       The West Australian

Scene in Holbeck St., Doubleview where children were burnt.Picture:Simon O’Brien/The West Australian.
Picture: Michael O’Brien The West Australian

A little girl is fighting for her life after her father doused her and her two siblings with petrol and set her alight while she was asleep in her cot.

A 43-year-old man will face court after allegedly setting three children on fire at a home in Perth.

The man is believed to be the children’s father, according to ABC, and allegedly first doused the children in lighter fluid at the home in Doubleview.

Two girls, aged three and seven, and a six-year-old boy have since been taken to Princess Margaret Hospital For Children, police say.

They were first alerted to the incident when a call came through at 12.05am on Saturday about a disturbance.

Soon after, they heard a liquid had been poured inside the home and three children had been set on fire.

An off-duty female officer, who ABC says lives in the same street, went into the home and took the children to a nearby residence to provide emergency first aid.

The man was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with aggravated and attempted grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday.


2 Responses to Father sets children on fire

  1. Children are a gift from God. Just like any gift you can refuse to accept it.At that point tell God & God himself will take care of them.

    August 31, 2015 at 7:08 am

  2. Unthinking father

    Ba Ntamba Lukuta
    August 31, 2015 at 1:31 pm

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