21 Feb 2017

Hand nearly severed in machete attack

3:43 pm on 21 February 2017

A man whose hand was almost cut off in a machete attack has been flown to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

Police were called to an address in Taieri Mouth Road, south of Dunedin, shortly after 12pm.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged with common assault.

Police could not confirm if more serious charges would follow.