A MOTHER has recounted the horrendous second her companion allegedly poured petrol over her and set her alight saying she felt the flesh soften off her face.
Andrea Atkins-Greed, 26, stated she ran out of her dwelling screaming “like a wounded animal” after she had been set on fireplace within the alleged brutal assault on August 23 in Perth, Australia.
“It felt like razor blades going by way of my pores and skin… it was agonising,” she advised The West Australian.
The mom of two stated an argument together with her companion, Daniel James Boldison, 37, led to the alleged assault.
She says after she was set on fireplace, she ran out of her entrance door screaming in agony for assist earlier than passers-by got here to her assist.
Andrea stated: “One of many ladies nearly ripped all of the pores and skin off my arm as a result of she gripped me by the arm.
“She was attempting to assist me cross the highway, however all my flesh was fairly actually melting off of me.”
Andrea credit her neighbours for saving her life.
She recalled how she was in a lot ache that she pleaded together with her neighbour to kill her.
“I keep in mind begging Teresa, my neighbour to kill me as a result of I used to be in that a lot ache,” she stated.
When she was lastly put below the bathe, she says she went into shock.
‘A GUT WRENCHING SCREAM’
Teresa Mitchell advised ABC information that she had heard Andrea’s terrified screams from throughout the highway.
She stated: “It was such as you hear from a wounded animal – a intestine wrenching scream.
“She was staggering throughout the highway, in direction of right here, screaming my identify, screaming for me to assist her.”
She stated Andrea was placed on the ground whereas she poured chilly water on her physique earlier than the emergency responders arrived.
One among her neighbours, a former Navy serviceman has been praised by docs for saving her life by offering first assist which saved her from loss of life.
In accordance with them, if the neighbour had not adopted the suitable steps, Andrea wouldn’t have survived the incident.
It has been revealed that she suffered burns to 35 per cent of her physique and slipped right into a coma for quite a lot of days.
Her accidents have been so unhealthy that her pores and skin was connected to the garments she was sporting and peeled off as she was undressed by docs.
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Her distraught father has stated Andrea goes to be traumatised for all times.
“She is scarred for all times now, and people children are going to be introduced up with that, and that’s unfair on them, ,” he advised 7 Information.
Andrea’s alleged attacker, Boldison has been charged with tried homicide and grievous bodily hurt, together with a standard assault cost ensuing from a separate incident which occurred earlier this 12 months.