A Brisbane man charged with arson and attempted murder

DV on the rise

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Reports of domestic violence continue to spike, as a Brisbane man faced court on Monday charged with attempted murder and multiple domestic violence related offences.

Emergency services were called to a house fire in Wooloowin, just after 6 am to find the home “engulfed in flames”.

Police said the 34-year-old man torched the bottom of his home on Eveleigh Street, while two women were inside the house.

Although the high-set property was destroyed, the women managed to escape unharmed.

Alarmingly the offender had only just been released on strict conditions over an alleged assault on his partner the night before. He has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder and arson, one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, as well as common assault and wilful damage.

Wooloowin man faces attempted murder charges

CEO of Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety, Heather Nancarrow, said the rising caseload of DFV offences could be a sign some perpetrators are "intensifying their efforts to dominate and control".

The latest Queensland figures reveal police respond on average to more than 400 domestic violence cases a day.

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17 May 2021

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