South East Wales

Woman suffers severe burns in serious Barry assault

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A 63-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in the Vale of Glamorgan which left a woman with severe burns.

Police were called to Glanmor Crescent, Barry, at about 21:15 BST on Thursday.

A 54-year-old woman was taken to hospital with burns where she remains in a serious condition.

A South Wales Police spokesman said the arrested man from Penarth was believed to be known to the victim.

"A crime scene is being preserved at the address and a police cordon has been set up," he added.

The investigation is ongoing and an appeal has been made for witnesses.

A fire crew from Barry and an ambulance were also in attendance.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at about 21:35 BST on Thursday, 4 August to reports of a fire at an address in Barry.

"A crew in an emergency ambulance attended the scene and a woman was taken to the University Hospital of Wales."

She was later transferred to Morrison Hospital.