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Man charged with attempted murder after couple sprayed with petrol

October 10, 2021
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A man has been charged with attempted murder after two people were sprayed with petrol.

Officers were called to an address in George Street, Mansfield, at around 10.25pm on 30 September after receiving 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 now been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

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

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.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 745 of 30 September 2021.

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