Police find car in firebombing investigation

Police forensically examine the property on Amyes Road which was attacked by a molotov cocktail. Photo / The Star
Police forensically examine the property on Amyes Road which was attacked by a molotov cocktail. Photo / The Star

Police have found a car they were seeking in connection with the Molotov cocktail attack on a Christchurch house.

Detective Damon Wells said the Honda Accord was located about an hour's drive south of Christchurch after a tip-off from a member of the public. He would not specify where the car had been found. A man police are seeking in connection with yesterday's early morning firebombing is still on the run.

Five people, including a 12-year-old girl, were asleep in the Amyes Rd Hornby house when two Molotov cocktails were thrown through a window about 12.10am.

The offender is believed to be a man in his 40s who had been stalking a 45-year-old woman boarding at the house.

The woman said the man became enraged when he went to the property and found her new boyfriend's car parked outside.

- CHRISTCHURCH STAR

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