Car linked to Hornby firebombing found
Christchurch police have found a car they were looking for in relation to the firebombing of a Hornby home yesterday.
Detective Damon Wells said a red Honda Accord station wagon was found about an hour south of Christchurch, but would not elaborate on the location.
He said the alleged offender was still at large.
Police and the Fire Service were called to an Amyes Rd address about 12.10am after reports of Molotov cocktails being thrown into a woman's bedrom.
The victim, Claire, who only wanted her first name used, was asleep at the time.
One of the Molotovs set fire to the curtains and the other landed on her bed.
''It all went woosh,'' she said.
She ran outside to see which direction the offender, who she believes she knows, had gone but could not see him.
Housemate Carol Delaney put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher with the help of two passers-by.
''I didn't sleep that night,'' Delaney said.
Delaney's daughter, Katie-Rose, 12, was in the next room and heard the smash of the windows breaking.
While no-one was injured, Claire said she now felt like ''a prisoner'' in her own home and was too scared to go to the nearby mall on her own.
Wells said earlier the incident was ''very concerning''.
''There is the potential for death or injury to any person in the house,'' he said.
Delaney said most of the damage was able to be cleaned up.
Police had taken the Molotov cocktails from the scene, she said.
Anyone with information is asked to phone Wells on 363 7859 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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