23 Jan 2012

Man arrested after axe incident

5:47 am on 23 January 2012

A man has been arrested after a family fight in Lower Hutt in which a man was attacked with an axe.

Police say a woman tried to intervene and was struck on the head with the axe about half past 11.30am on Saturday.

She was treated in hospital for a laceration to her head.

A man, 30, will appear in court on Monday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and assault with a weapon.