A WEST Tamworth resident says she is living in fear after her home was attacked during the early hours of yesterday morning.
The woman aged in her late 50s, who did not want to be identified for fear of retribution, told The Leader more damage could have been done after three molotov cocktails were thrown through the window of the home she shares with her son, foster daughter and her foster daughter’s four-year-old son.
About 12.30am yesterday the woman was woken by her son after three molotov cocktails were thrown into their home in Glen St.
She told The Leader she was lucky after one of the cocktails was thrown into her room, but failed to ignite upon landing.
The cocktail did however catch alight as she sprang out of bed.
“I got out of bed and must have tripped on it because, next thing, the curtains in the bedroom were alight,” she said.
A dressing gown was used to put out the flames.
Another of the bottles ignited in the front garden.
That fire was also extinguished.
The woman said she would now look for another home and was unable to put up with the “ongoing decline” of the neighbourhood in which she lived.
“For the most part I have wonderful neighbours,” she said.
“I have lived here for more than five years and, apart from a few incidents, it’s been fine, but I’m scared to live here now.”
Forensic police were brought in to help Tamworth police investigate the incident. Their inquiries continued yesterday.
An appeal was issued for anyone with information about the incident to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.