Woman, 17, allegedly set on fire by another 17-year-old

A 17-YEAR-OLD woman is being treated for serious burns to much of her body after allegedly being set on fire by another teen.

QPS said a man, also aged 17, allegedly set the woman on fire after they argued at a home in Avalon Court in Marsden.

Police allege he used a flammable liquid to set the woman on fire on Friday afternoon after they had been arguing.

QPS said the woman received serious burns to her arms, legs and upper body.  She is being treated at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. 

The teen has been charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.


Correction: Police earlier said the man had been charged with grievous bodily harm.  They have since issued a correction stating the man will face a charge of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm. 

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