Terrified residents feared for lives after 'petrol bomb' attack in Doncaster

Terrified residents feared for their lives after a ‘petrol bomb’ attack on a house while they slept.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 8:46 am
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 10:28 am

Residents were evacuated from their homes in Ormonde Way, New Rossington, after a fire broke out in one of the mid-terraced properties at 5.10am today.

A petrol bomb is said to have been hurled into the house through a window.

Posting on Facebook, the woman who lives in the house, said: “I have done nothing wrong to anybody to petrol bomb my house while I’m in bed asleep. Only just got out there alive. Scum bags.”

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A fire broke out in a house on Ormonde Way, New Rossington, this morning
A fire broke out in a house on Ormonde Way, New Rossington, this morning

She added: “I was in bed, I couldn’t see for smoke, I only just got out. This is a joke, I’ve done nothing wrong to any one enough to try and kill me.”

A neighbour said she was evacuated from her home with her children because of fears the fire could spread.

She said: “It’s a mid terrace and my kids had to be evacuated to my mother’s because my house could have gone up too.”

Another neighbour said: “I’ve never been so scared in my life, it was horrible to see kids on the fronts in the freezing cold and scared it was going to spread to our houses."

A joint police and fire service investigation is under way.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Officers attended a property on Ormonde Way this morning, with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue following reports of an arson attack.

“No one was injured during the incident and enquiries are ongoing.”