Woman loses fingers and toes in horror machete attack

A woman has had her hand de-gloved and lost two fingers and two toes after being attacked with a machete in Sydney’s south-west.

Police said the 45-year-old woman was travelling in a vehicle with a 49-year-old man around 10.30pm last night when the pair got into a heated argument.

During the altercation, which erupted onto Raby Road, the man allegedly grabbed a machete from under the driver’s seat before striking the woman several times to the hands and legs.


In a statement, police said the attack was domestic-related and that the woman suffered serious injuries.

“The woman suffered serious injuries including the de-gloving of her left hand and the severing of her left and right little fingers.

“She also had two toes on her left foot severed and a large laceration to her right calf and ankle.”

After the assault, the man then drove the woman to Campbelltown Hospital and dropped her at the emergency ward before returning home to Campbelltown where he was arrested.

He has since been charged with attempted murder and wound with intent to murder and is due to appear in Campbelltown Local Court today.