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Two charged after man allegedly set on fire outside Queensland pub



Two people have been charged and police are searching for a third after a man was allegedly set alight in a targeted attack outside a Queensland pub, causing serious injuries.

Jordan Moore, 26, was outside The Stock Hotel in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, when police allege he was deliberately set on fire about 9.50pm on Wednesday.

After running inside crying out for help, he was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital with serious burns to his head, face, neck and legs.

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The man from Stockbrook, about 30 kilometres south-west of the pub, was then airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, which has a highly renowned burns unit, where he was still in an induced coma on Thursday night.

Police allege the two women charged overnight were with another man when Moore was set on fire.

The 35-year-old Wilsonton woman and 31-year-old Newtown woman are due to face court on Friday on a count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and detectives are still searching for the man.

Darling Downs Detective Acting Inspector Paula Smithard said the alleged attack was "concerning" but assured the public it was not random.

"We're currently investigating all connections between this male victim and the suspect persons and we haven't been able to establish that at this time or I can't release that information at this time," she said.

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