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Father doused daughter in petrol and tried to set her alight when he became ‘jealous and obsessive’


Stacy Brooks, 31, and her father, Mark Brooks, 61, had only just reconnected after 20 years of estrangement when the attack took place

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Stacy Brooks, 31, and her father, Mark Brooks, 61, had only just reconnected after 20 years of estrangement when the attack took place

A woman was left devastated when her father doused her in petrol and tried to set her alight – after she turned to him for help when a break up left her homeless.

Stacy Brooks, 31, and her father, Mark Brooks, 61, had only just reconnected after 20 years of estrangement when the attack took place.

Despite taking her into his home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in July 2021, when she ‘needed him the most’ Stacy claims her father became ‘angry’ about her new partner – who she has since split from.

After a row on the phone – about her ex and money – Mark stormed around to where his daughter was staying and after beating her up, covered her in a mix of petrol and another flammable fluid.

Stacy’s life was only saved when the lighter didn’t work properly and her father fled the scene, on August 9, 2021.

Terrified, she called the police and Mark was…