A Prophet River Women was set on fire during assault

Earlier this month a Prophet River woman was set on fire during a brutal attack in the northern community.

Fort Nelson RCMP received a call on April 11th, about a intoxicated man that was threatening people with an axe.  Once they arrived on scene they found the man covered with blood and scratches and he was armed with a gun outside his house.

Once the RCMP were able to go inside the home, they found a 26 year old woman who had been badly beaten.  The male suspect had kicked and punched her and then poured cologne on her and set her on fire.  Some of her clothing was burned off and she suffered first and second degree burns.

The RCMP arrested 21 year old Aaron Evans and he will appear in court next week to face six charges.  Those charges include aggravated assault, attempted sexual assault and breach of probation.

The victim of this attack is now recovering in hospital.

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