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Man charged with pouring petrol over ‘a relative of his’ and setting him alight

PICTURED: Man charged with pouring petrol over ‘a relative of his’ and setting him alight in attack that left victim in a critical condition in burns unit

  • Police were called to a home at Wellington, near Dubbo in central west NSW
  • They found a man, 52, who had suffered serious burns to 60 per cent of his body
  • David Henwood, 46, was arrested and charged with domestic violence offences

One man is behind bars and another is fighting for life in hospital after allegedly being doused in petrol and burned in NSW.

Emergency services were called to a home in Glasson Street in Wellington, near Dubbo in central west NSW, at about 5pm on Thursday following reports of a house on fire.

A 52-year-old man was found who had suffered serious burns to more than 60 per cent of his body.  

46-year-old, David Henwood, was arrested and charged with the domestic violence-related offence of causing wounding/grievous bodily harm with intent to murder. 

Emergency services were called to a home at Wellington, near Dubbo in central west NSW (pictured), at about 5pm on Thursday following reports of a house on fire

Initial investigations suggest the fire was deliberately lit and police allege the victim was doused in petrol during the incident. 

‘We will allege a 46-year-old man has attended those premises with accelerant, Orana Mid-Western Police District commander Superintendent Peter McKenna told the ABC.

‘He has placed accelerant throughout those premises, and we will allege he has doused a 52-year-old man with that accelerant.’ 

‘He’s then [alleged to have] set fire to those premises and to that man.’ 

The ABC has reported that the men are related.  

The victim was flown to Concord Hospital where he remains in a critical condition 

Henwood was later found at a nearby property and taken to Dubbo Base Hospital for treatment of burns to his hands. 

He was later arrested and charged at the Dubbo Police Station. 

Henwood was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Friday. 

46-year-old, David Henwood, was arrested and charged with the domestic violence-related offence of causing wounding/grievous bodily harm with intent to murder at the Dubbo Police Station (pictured)

46-year-old, David Henwood, was arrested and charged with the domestic violence-related offence of causing wounding/grievous bodily harm with intent to murder at the Dubbo Police Station (pictured)

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