29 Dec 2009

Molotov cocktail thrown into Richmond house

1:30 pm on 29 December 2009

Nelson police say a man was lucky to escape without injury after a molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of his house.

A smoke alarm woke the man on Saturday night, and he managed to put out a small fire in his lounge.

The police have charged a two women, aged 17 and 20, with throwing the molotov cocktails from outside the house in Warren Kelly Street in Richmond.

A 20-year-old man was also arrested. Police say the trio knew the victim.

All three will be back in court next month.