Teen charged with attempted murder
A TEENAGER accused of setting a woman alight earlier this year and leaving her permanently disfigured has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.
On March 22, a 33-year-old woman was walking to work in Sydney's east when she was doused in an accelerant and set alight.
A colleague came to her aid and she was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with extensive burns to her face and body.
She has since been discharged but continues to undergo daily hospital treatment.
Yesterday, a 17-year-old boy attended the Redfern Police Station in the company of a lawyer and was remanded in custody.
He will appear in the Bidura Children's Court today.
Meanwhile, detectives have travelled to Coffs Harbour to interview a 40-year-old man.
Charges are expected to be laid later today.