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Axe threat, finger tip bitten in brawl

A MAN was allegedly threatened with an axe and another had part of his finger bitten off during an altercation in Campsie on Sunday evening.

About 5.20pm on Sunday, a 52-year-old man left his place of business on Beamish Street and walked to his vehicle that was parked outside.
As the man opened his car door, a cyclist was riding past and narrowly missed a collision.
A verbal argument commenced before the cyclist stopped and the situation escalated to a physical altercation.
Police will allege the cyclist left the area only to return a short time later armed with two large axes that he took from his duffle bag.
He allegedly threatened the man with the axes before leaving the scene and walking towards a shopping complex on Claremont Street where he placed the weapons back in his bag.
The man, and two of his relatives, followed the cyclist to the supermarket carpark where he was tackled to the ground. A scuffle ensued between the pair resulting in the tip of the man’s finger allegedly being bitten off.
The cyclist ran from the area before being arrested in Evaline Street, Campsie.
He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, affray, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, common assault and drug possession.
The injured man was treated at Bankstown Hospital where he had surgery to his middle finger.

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