Man’s arm almost severed with machete in horror home invasion

A 54-YEAR-OLD man has almost had his arm sliced off with a machete during a horror home invasion on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police said three men burst into the victim’s Tank Road home at Bowraville around 5.30am on Thursday.

The trio confronted the 54-year-old before one of the intruders savagely attacked him with a “machete-type weapon”, police said.


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The armed intruder struck the victim twice over the head with the machete, causing two wounds.

He then allegedly slashed the victim’s right forearm so severely, police said his arm was almost severed.

“Another blow to the victim’s lower back caused another severe wound,” police said.

After the attack, it’s alleged the intruders then placed the victim’s Harley Davidson motorcycle in the rear of his blue Holden Commodore ute (NSW registration BX8-0DD) and drove the vehicle away.

The victim notified his neighbours and was conveyed to Macksville Hospital before being taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for emergency surgery.

Police said the man’s injuries are serious, but they are not thought to be life-threatening.

His three attackers remain at large.

Police said two of the intruders had their faces covered, however, the man armed with machete did not.

The unmasked man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance.

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

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