- A man and woman have escaped from their burning home in western Sydney
- Police believe the home was firebombed in the early hours of Saturday morning
- The words ‘U r killer’ and ‘you are murderer’ were painted on the outside of house
A man and woman have survived a terrifying attack on their home which was firebombed and covered in graffiti overnight.
The home in Greenacre near Bankstown in Sydney’s west was set alight at 3am – the attacker left a chilling murder accusation behind.
The words ‘U r killer’ and ‘you are murderer’ were scrawled on the front fence and footpath of the two-storey brick home in what appears to be bright pink spray paint.
A chilling murder accusation left on the wall of a western Sydney home which was firebombed overnight
The woman who fled the blaze was taken to hospital with minor burns on her hands and cuts on her feet.
A neighbour spoke to Daily Mail Australia on Saturday – after being woken up at 3am by the fire brigade.
‘Of course it is scary,’ the woman said.
The ‘older couple’ who live in the house keep to themselves, neighbours said – and haven’t been seen back at their home since the fire.
Another neighbour has called the incident troubling: ‘When someone close like that it really hits home because it could have been us’.
The two-storey home was damaged during the blaze which started at about 3am
The fire appeared to start in a bedroom or living room in the front of the large home, according to Norm Buckley from NSW Fire and Rescue.
‘There is a cloud of suspicion over it,’ he said.
‘Fire investigators are returning to it this morning with a canine. It is a crime scene.’
The investigation is continuing, police said.
A charred door and smashed windows show just some of the damage done to the home