Queensland Police charge two women aged 31 and 35 for allegedly setting alight Jordan Moore, 26, outside Toowoomba pub | Englishheadline


Two women have been charged for allegedly deliberately setting a father-of-four on fire in the car park of a pub in a Queensland town.

Police believe Jordan Moore, 26, was assaulted during a confrontation on Wednesday about 9:50pm outside Stock Hotel, in Harristown, before he was intentionally set alight.

Jordan somehow managed to stumble back into the venue where he raised the alarm and emergency services were urgently called in.

Paramedics described the burns to his upper body as “critical”.

He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for burns treatment where he remains in a critical condition in an induced coma.

Police on Friday said a 25-year-old from Wilsonton and a 31-year-old from Newtown were charged with one count each of act intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

It is believed another man was with the women at the time of the incident and investigations are ongoing to locate the male who remains on the run.

Jordan’s parents Barry Moore and Sharlene Krause told 7News they wanted answers into what happened to their son.

“I just got told he got doused and lit… that’s just wrong,” Mr Moore said.

“I was a bit shocked… it’s not a good wake-up call, definitely not.

His mum and dad will make the three-hour trip to Brisbane to be by their son’s bedside.

The burns to his face, neck, and arms are so severe he was unable to speak, they claimed.

Doctors have said Jordan is expected to make a full recovery, however, it will be a long journey ahead for the young dad.

Detective Acting Inspector Paula Smithard described the alleged attack as “very, very unusual” and was likely a targeted than random incident.

“I haven’t come across something like this within my policing career,” she said.

“It is concerning but I just want to reassure the public that we do not believe this is a random attack.”

The two women will face Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Friday.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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