Grievous bodily harm at Buderim

A man has been charged after allegedly pouring an accelerant over another man and attempting to set him alight on January 15 in Buderim.

It will be alleged a 38-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were leaving an address on King Street around 12.30pm when a 27-year-old woman known to them exited a unit complex and threw a plate at their vehicle.

The pair immediately drove away while another man known to them entered a vehicle and allegedly pursed them, ramming their car multiple times.

As the man and woman attempted to further escape the pursuit, the man allegedly drove onto the wrong side of the road and through a red light in order to catch up with them.

The pair called police while the man eventually abandoned the pursuit and returned to the King Street residence.

Upon arriving in his vehicle, the man then allegedly approached a 35-year-old male associate of the man and woman who was reversing his car from their garage and rammed it from behind.

The 23-year-old man exited his vehicle and was then approached by the man who doused him in accelerant over his face and upper body before producing a lighter and attempted to ignite it.

The victim managed to wrestle the man away and flee the scene.

As he left the 27-year-old woman from the unit complex allegedly entered his car and drove away a short distance before dumping the vehicle.

Police attended the scene and took the woman into custody after she was located hiding in a bin.

She was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and wilful damage and is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on March 3.

Ongoing investigations by detectives led to the location of a 37-year-old man on River Esplanade in Mooloolaba yesterday afternoon.

He was charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, endangering the safety of a person in a vehicle with intent, wilful damage, driving with a disqualified licence and three counts of breach of bail.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (January 20).

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