Elderly man’s limbs shredded by lawnmower in fight with 72-year-old neighbour

AN elderly man has been rushed to hospital with horrific hand and leg injuries after his limbs were shredded by a lawnmower during a fight with his 72-year-old neighbour on the NSW north coast.

Police said officers were called to reports of the elderly men fighting outside a house on Crestwood Drive at Port Macquarie around 9.30am on Saturday.

Emergency crews arrived to find an 81-year-old man with extensive injuries to his hands, legs and torso.


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Police said the injuries to the man’s limbs were severe and appeared to be caused by a push mower.

They said a large knife was also allegedly used in the fight.

The mower allegedly used in the attack (SOURCE: Twitter via Macquarie Radio Reporter Jessica Nagel/@Jess_Nagel)

The mower allegedly used in the attack (SOURCE: Twitter via Macquarie Radio Reporter Jessica Nagel/@Jess_Nagel)

The 81-year-old was treated and stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to Port Macquarie Hospital.

His 72-year-old neighbour was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he remained on Saturday afternoon, assisting police with their inquiries.

The scene of the attack in Port Macquarie (SOURCE: Twitter via Macquarie Radio Reporter Jessica Nagel/@Jess_Nagel)

The scene of the attack in Port Macquarie (SOURCE: Twitter via Macquarie Radio Reporter Jessica Nagel/@Jess_Nagel)

The Crestwood Drive home was declared a crime scene and has been examined by forensic police.

Anyone with any 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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