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A husband who tried to set fire to his wife twice in one night as she slept is being quizzed by police in Biskupiec, Poland, over attempted arson.

Accused Andrej Chmielinski, 52, first set fire to his wife's blankets but when she woke he told her an electric heater had burned out.

Then when she woke again to find him trying to set fire to the mattress she dialed 999.

"The suspect was very drunk but that is no excuse for his behaviour," said a police spokesman.

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