A 33-year-old man was arrested for assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm in Bonteheuwel on Tuesday November 6.
Members of the public informed authorities of a man, who had allegedly set alight an unknown female, using petrol.
He then drove off.
After getting a description of the suspect, the officers went looking for him.
He was spotted and pulled over.
He was arrested and taken to the Bishop Lavis police station.
The victim sustained burn wounds to her inner thighs, stomach and hands.