Man charged with attempted murder after couple sprayed with petrol in Mansfield

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a couple were sprayed with petrol in Mansfield.

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 3:15 pm

Officers were called to an address in George Street, Mansfield, at around 10.25pm on September 30, 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 October 8, and was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on November 5.

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Nottinghamshire Police.

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 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 should contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 745 of September 30.

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