Woman's Fingers, Toes, Severed In Alleged Domestic Violence Attack

Her left hand was de-gloved, police say.

30/08/2016 9:36 AM AEST | Updated 30/08/2016 11:04 AM AEST
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The woman's fingers and toes were severed, and her left hand degloved during the alleged attack.

A woman has had her fingers and toes severed with a machete and her hand de-gloved in a horrifying alleged domestic violence attack in Sydney's south-west.

A man has been charged with attempted murder and refused bail after he allegedly struck the woman, 45, several times with a machete. The skin was separated from her left hand and her left and right little fingers were severed, police said.

Two toes on her left foot were also severed, and she suffered a large cut to her right calf and ankle.

Police said the pair was involved in a heated argument as they were driving in Raby at about 10.30pm on Monday before they stopped the car and got out to argue.

Police say the man, 49, returned to the car and took a machete from under the driver's seat.

After the alleged attack, the man drove the woman to Campbelltown Hospital and left her at the emergency ward before returning home to Campbelltown.

He was arrested at home shortly after and charged with attempted murder and wound with intent to murder.

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

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