Attempted murder charges, Wooloowin

Police have charged a man with attempted murder and multiple domestic violence-related offences following a house fire in Wooloowin this morning.

Police and emergency services were called to an Eveleigh Street house at 6.15am following reports of a house fire.

Upon police arrival the house was engulfed in flames. Two women were in the house at the time of the fire and escaped without injury.

Around 11.30am a 34-year-old Wooloowin man voluntary attended Hendra Police Station to assist with investigations.

He has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder and arson (vehicle and house) and one count of contravention of a police protection notice.

He was further charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault and wilful damage (all domestic violence offences) in relation to earlier incidents at the same address.

The man was denied police bail and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, May 17.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.

Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:

More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.

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