Lucky escape for repeatedly targeted firebombed family

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The firebombing of a graffiti-covered home south of Brisbane is just the latest in a series of escalating attacks on the large family living there.

Police stepped up patrols in the Woodridge area in response, amid concerns there could be more to come after two molotov cocktails were thrown inside on Sunday night.

A mother and six kids all escaped injury as the objects simply burned and created a lot of smoke rather than exploding in the Douglas Street home.

Logan detective Detective senior Sergeant Grant Ralston said the attack was disturbing in light of other recent incidents.

In previous weeks, the home had been scrawled with the words “FU YOR DEAD” and “DIE” in spray paint and rocks were thrown through the windows.

“This one’s getting a little bit more serious,” Senior Sergeant Ralston said.

“It’s hard to say whether it’s a campaign but it’s a little bit concerning that there’s been several incidents over the past month.”

The latest attack caused only minimal damage to the Department of Housing home and all occupants quickly evacuated about 11.45pm.

Even after speaking to the mother and six children, detectives were no closer to finding a suspect.

The detective appealed for anyone inside or outside of the family who knew anything to come forward.

“You throw something filled with whatever it had in it, fuel or whatever it had in it,  throw that into someone’s house and it catches on fire, it seriously could cause some huge damage,” he said.

“But we’re very lucky that it sort of got put out fairly quickly. It didn’t cause a massive explosion or anything.”



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