Man’s finger completely severed in machete attack

A MAN has had his finger completely severed after being repeatedly slashed with a machete at a home in Sydney’s west.

Emergency services were called to the 43-year-old man’s River Avenue unit in Carramar about 5.20am.

Police said the man lost a finger, sustained a severe injury to his left arm and was left covered in extensive cuts after being attacked by another man armed with a machete.


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While the man’s injuries are serious, they are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported by ambulance to Liverpool Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A crime scene has been established and a search is now underway for the victim’s attacker.

Police are treating the incident as a “targeted attack” and say the two men are known to each other.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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