Woman set on fire in central Sydney

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was set on fire in Sydney's CBD.

Police have been told the 34-year-old woman was splashed with a flammable liquid and set alight around 6pm (AEDT) on Friday.

She was rushed from Castlereagh Street to St Vincent's Hospital, then transferred to Concord Hospital, which has a specialist burns unit.

The woman remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A 28-year-old man who was found with burns in Ultimo's Wattle Street later on Friday evening spent the weekend under police guard, in hospital.

On Monday night the man was charged with cause wounding or grievous bodily harm with intent to murder, and breaching an apprehended violence order.

He has been refused bail and will appear before Central Local Court today.

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