54-year-old woman badly burnt in arson attack

A 54-year-old woman is now fighting for her life after sustaining burns about her body in a suspected arson attack at her Arima home.

According to police reports, 54-year-old Annie Sammy was at her home at Lala Trace, Wallerfield home when an unknown assailant threw a Molotov cocktail through the front window.

The attack occurred shortly after 3am.

CNC3 News understands that family members were awoken by a loud explosion.

Upon checking they discovered Sammy's room on fire.

Attempts were made to extinguish the blaze.