A male waiter was caught on camera pouring boiling water over a female customer at a hot pot restaurant. The woman, named as Ms Lin, had apparently complained about the waiter minutes earlier. She received severe burns to the majority of her body after the incident at the restaurant in Wenzhou, eastern China.

Her condition is stable, but it is likely that she will need far more treatment. Police have arrested and detained the waiter, Mr Zhu, who admitted to the crime.

The incident is still under investigation.