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Hospital worker escapes petrol bomb attack

Pictured is Collette Williams in the lounge of her firebombed home in Longley Hall Road,Longley

Pictured is Collette Williams in the lounge of her firebombed home in Longley Hall Road,Longley

A hospital domestic worker escaped through a bedroom window after a petrol bomb was thrown into the living room of her Sheffield flat in the middle of the night.

Collette Williams, aged 44, who works at the Northern General Hospital, said she felt ‘lucky’ to be alive after the attack on her home in Longley Hall Road.

She believes the arsonists meant to attack another property, and said: “I’m lucky - normally on Saturday nights, I put the telly on and fall asleep in the lounge. It’s a good job I didn’t - I could have been killed.

“What kind of person does this kind of thing?”

Police believe the incident was linked to two other arson attacks in the north of Sheffield - at properties in Litton Road and Deerlands Avenue in Parson Cross.

A spokeswoman said: “Thankfully no one was injured.”

 

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