Attempted murder charge after people allegedly sprayed with petrol

A man has been charged with attempted murder after two people were allegedly sprayed with petrol and threatened with a lighter.

Police were called to an address in George Street, Mansfield, at around 10.25pm on September 30.

Officers had received reports of a man and woman being sprayed with petrol from a water gun and being threatened with a lighter.

Kevin Costello, 26, of Cranmer Street, Long Eaton has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with the incident.

Detective Sergeant David Prest, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victims but thankfully no one was reported to have any injuries.

“We have now charged a 26-year-old in relation to this matter and understand that incidents like this can be incredibly worrying for members of the public but the people involved are all known to each other.”

The man appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on October 8, 2021, and was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on November 5.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 745 of September 30.

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