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POLICE ARE ON the hunt for a man who barged into a house, choked a woman, doused her with a flammable substance and then set the house on fire yesterday.
The 44-year-old woman was alone and lying in bed at Bartlett’s Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church in the afternoon when the intruder entered her bedroom and began choking her. He then threw a liquid on her, lit the house and fled.
Police said the woman managed to flee the house into the backyard where her screams were heard by some men in the neighbourhood. They pulled away the galvanised sheets enclosing the yard and rescued the woman from the burning structure.
She was eventually transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with more than 75 per cent burns on her body.
The woman was staying at the home of her brother who is in a nursing home.
Public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss confirmed the police got a report around 1:55 p.m. and the woman was detained at the hospital for her injuries. (AC)