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Sydney machete attack: Man charged with cutting off woman’s fingers and toes

A man has been refused bail after he allegedly attacked a woman with a machete on Monday night.

A man has been refused bail after he allegedly attacked a woman during a domestic incident with a machete in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

According to police the incident occurred at about 10.30pm on Monday when the 49-year-old man and 45-year-old woman were driving and became involved in a heated argument.

When the car stopped the pair got out but continued to argue. Police allege the man returned to the vehicle and removed a machete from under the driver’s seat and struck the woman several times on the hands and legs causing deep lacerations.

“The woman suffered serious injuries including the de-gloving of her left hand and the severing of her left and right little fingers,” said a NSW Police statement.

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

The man then drove the woman to Campbelltown Hospital and dropped her at the emergency ward before returning home to Campbelltown.

After being assessed the woman was transferred to Liverpool Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police from Macquarie Fields Local Area Command were alerted and the man was arrested at home shortly after and taken to the Campbelltown Police Station.

Officers seized the man’s vehicle for further forensic analysis and established a crime scene at the Campbelltown home.

The man was later charged with attempted murder and wound with intent to murder.

He has been refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today.

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