Ravenswood unit destroyed after fire bomb attack

Police are investigating after a fire bomb was thrown at a Ravenswood unit on Wednesday night.

Two men whose faces were covered by bandanas are believed to be at the centre of the arson attack, which destroyed the Warring Street unit.

Police said home-made Molotov cocktail bottles were thrown through the front window of the property about 9.45pm. The home was then engulfed in flames.

A man and woman were inside at the time, but managed to escape.

The first offender has been described as being of slim build, about 165 centimetres tall and wearing a bandana.

The second offender was of large build with a distinctive left ear and no hair on that side of his head.

Detective Senior Sergeant John Parker said anyone with information was urged to contact police.

“This is a targeted arson attack directed at an occupant of the unit,”he said.

“Launceston CIB are following a particular line of inquiry and urge anyone who can assist to contact Crime Stoppers at crimestopperstas.com.au or 1800 333 000, which can be done anonymously.”

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