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Local man accused of pouring petrol on child

Local man accused of pouring petrol on child

A man's facing Wollongong Court today, accused of pouring petrol over a 1 year-old girl.

Police were called to Mount Saint Thomas home last night, following reports of a domestic assault.

It's understood a 48 year-old woman was at home with the infant, when she was verbally abused by the 41 year-old man.

The woman allegedly took the girl into another room, barricading the door with a pram, before the man forced the door open and poured petrol on the child.

The man then allegedly hit the woman over the back of the head with a glass.

He's been charged with 3 counts of assault, destroying or damaging property and stalking, as well as intimidating or intending fear.