26 Dec 2012

Hawke's Bay couple burn on Christmas Day

6:10 pm on 26 December 2012

Police have seized items from a house in Hawke's Bay, where a woman was found on fire on Christmas Day.

The unexplained incident occurred at the woman's home in Whakatu, north of Hastings, just after 7pm.

The 42 year-old is in a critical condition, with extensive burns to much of her body.

Her 49 year-old partner also has burns to his hands and arms, but is in a stable condition.

The police are waiting to speak with the couple, but have taken some items of interest from the home.