Otago Daily Times

Fin­ger tip lost to axe­wield­ing cy­clist

- Crime · Incidents

SYD­NEY: A man's fin­ger tip was bit­ten off in a Syd­ney road­rage en­counter be­tween an an­gry axe­wield­ing cy­clist and and a car driver.

Po­lice said the in­ci­dent un­folded in Campsie in the in­ner south­west on Sun­day af­ter­noon when a 52­year­old man opened the door of his parked car, nar­rowly miss­ing a pass­ing cy­clist.

A ver­bal and phys­i­cal stoush en­sued, and the cy­clist left the area, only to re­turn a short time later armed with two large axes which he used to threaten the driver be­fore walk­ing off.

A sec­ond scuf­fle took place be­tween the pair in a nearby car park, where the driver's fin­ger tip was bit­ten off.

The cy­clist ran off but was later ar­rested and charged with a string of of­fences in­clud­ing griev­ous bodily harm, com­mon as­sault and drug pos­ses­sion.

He was re­fused bail and was to ap­pear in Bur­wood Lo­cal Court yes­ter­day. The in­jured man will un­dergo surgery to his mid­dle fin­ger. — AAP

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