Attempted arson, Rockhampton

October 21, 2022 3:56 pm in by


A 32-year-old Berserker woman has been charged after allegedly attempting to set a boat on fire on the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton City this morning (October 21).

Initial enquiries indicate at approximately 5.30am the woman allegedly assaulted a man known to her, before pouring petrol onto the vessel and threatening to set it alight.

Emergency services responded, including State Emergency Services vessels which provided police negotiators and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services with a safe platform to respond.

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It is further alleged the woman lit a cloth on fire and attempted to throw it onto the boat, before diving into the water. The cloth was extinguished immediately and the woman was taken into custody.

A 69-year-old Depot Hill man suffered minor injuries and was transported in a stable condition to Rockhampton Hospital.

The woman has subsequently been charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence) and one count each of attempted arson (domestic violence), strangulation (domestic violence) and contravention of a police protection notice.

Her bail has been refused and she is expected to appear before Rockhampton Magistrates Court on October 24.