A MAN faces a host of charges in the wake of a suspected road-rage assault that left a man with serious burns in Epping yesterday.

Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives executed a search warrant at an address in Narina Way, Epping on Friday morning, arresting a 35-year-old man.

The arrest came after a road rage incident at about 8pm on Thursday night, in which the man allegedly poured flammable liquid on a 19-year-old Lalor man and his car before throwing a lit rag on the victim, igniting his clothing.

Police allege the Epping man was on a motorcycle when he collided with the Lalor man’s car at about 8pm on Thursday night.

The Epping man then allegedly followed the Lalor man in his car to an address on Aranda Place, dousing the car and its driver in flammable liquid and throwing a lit rag as the Lalor man exited his vehicle.

The Lalor man suffered serious burns and was taken to hospital, where he is still being treated.

Police have charged the motorcyclist with 15 offences including intentionally causing serious injury, recklessly causing serious injury, conduct endangering life, assault with a weapon, threat to inflict serious injury, criminal damage by fire, driving while suspended, possessing methamphetamine, possessing ecstasy, possessing cannabis and possessing an imitation firearm.

The police investigation remains ongoing, and detectives have urged any witnesses or people with information to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or filing a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.