A man has been hospitalised after his hand was partially severed and his leg slashed in a nasty machete attack in Wollongong this morning.
It happened at a property on Northcliffe Drive, in Warrawong, shortly before 4.30am.
It’s believed the 25-year-old man was in the rear courtyard of the property, when he was approached by another man carrying a large machete.
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Police have been told a confrontation then took place, before the armed man sliced the 25-year-old in the arm and legs with the machete.
The attacker then fled the scene before emergency services were called.
The victim was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment of a serious hand injury and a cut to the back of his legs.
A crime scene has since been established and investigations are underway.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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