• Police in Western Australia have arrested a man who had a swastika painted on his head when he allegedly attacked an Indigenous woman with a flamethrower. (Supplied: WA Police)Source: Supplied: WA Police
A man with a swastika on his forehead has been arrested following an alleged flamethrower attack on a woman and her teenage daughter.
25 Feb 2021 - 1:01 PM  UPDATED 25 Feb 2021 - 1:01 PM

A man with a swastika painted on his forehead has been charged over the attack of an Indigenous woman in Perth.

WA Police said the man approached the 40-year-old woman while she was with her teenage daughter on Saturday evening, yelling racial abuse before trying to burn her by spraying a can of deodorant and lighting it.

The man allegedly fled on foot and the woman was treated for minor injuries.

He will appear in the Perth Magistrates court on Thursday,  charged with conduct intended to racially harass and committing an unlawful act with intent to harm.