Drama as man threatens petrol arson

TWO heroic police officers averted a potential blaze tragedy today after an Ipswich man doused himself with petrol and threatened to set himself alight.

TWO heroic police officers averted a potential blaze tragedy today after an Ipswich man doused himself with petrol and threatened to set himself alight.

The situation unfolded in Bloomfield Street, California, at around 12.20am today when a distraught 27-year-old man turned up at his ex-partner's home and began banging on the door.

A 27-year-old Ipswich man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted arson with intent to endanger life.

See tonight's Evening Star for the full story.

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