Baby doused with petrol during alleged domestic assault in NSW

A man has been arrested after he allegedly poured petrol on a one-year-old girl during a domestic assault in Wollongong last night.

A 48-year-old woman used a pram to barricade herself into a room with the baby after a 41-year-old man started verbally abusing her, police said.

The man then forced the door open before allegedly pouring petrol on the one-year-old.

When the woman went to wash the baby’s face, the man allegedly hit her over the back of the head with a glass.

She then fled with the baby and called police.

He was charged with three counts of assault, destroy or damage property and stalk/intimidate intend fear etc physical harm.

He was refused bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court today.

The baby was treated by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment.

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