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Man 'poured fuel on car with kids inside'

A Victorian man who allegedly poured petrol throughout a car with three children inside has been charged.

Police say a small grey Mazda sedan pulled into a parking bay at Moe in the Gippsland region on Saturday afternoon.

It's alleged the man poured the petrol from a jerry can throughout the vehicle before getting out and starting to pour the fuel on its roof.

The female driver of the car then drove off.

The 22-year-old Newborough man was charged on Sunday with six offences including recklessly cause serious injury and common law assault.

He is due to face Latrobe Valley Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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