Latest World News

Man accused of setting estranged wife on fire fronts court


A 42-year-old man has been charged following a horrific alleged attack on the mother of his children.

Peter John Moiler is accused of setting his estranged wife alight in Mount Helena, on the outskirts of Perth, on Friday.

She suffered extensive burns to more than a third of her body and is in a critical but stable condition in Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Watch the latest news and stream for free on 7plus >>

Moiler was charged with one count of aggravated grievous bodily harm and appeared in court on Sunday. He did not apply for bail.

Police said they had been called to reports of a vehicle fire near the corner of Honey St and Mill End about 6.25pm Friday.

Police were called to reports of a car fire on Friday, but found much more. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

When they arrived they found two people with burn injuries.

A woman in her 30s was flown to Fiona Stanley Hospital by the RAC rescue helicopter. Moiler, who sustained less serious burns, was taken to the same hospital by ambulance.

The woman’s loved ones have started a fundraising effort to cover medical expenses to help her recovery from “life-changing injuries”.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

If you’d like to view this content, please adjust your .

To find out more about how we use cookies, please see our Cookie Guide.

Source: 7News