A TEENAGER has been charged with attempted murder after a man had a hand hacked off during a machete attack in Frankston North.
Police called to a “domestic incident” at a home in The Pines at about 1.30am on Tuesday (27 March) found a man in his 40s missing a severed hand.
The man’s 19-year-old nephew allegedly cut off the hand, located nearby by police, during a fight after an argument.
Police seized a machete at the scene.
Frankston crime investigation unit detective Senior Constable Ashley Eames said a 19-year-old Frankston North man was arrested and interviewed at Frankston Police Station on Thursday (29 March).
His uncle underwent more than ten hours of surgery at Frankston Hospital on Tuesday to have the hand reattached.
He has also had more subsequent surgeries on the reattached hand in the days after the attack.
Senior Constable Eames said the arrested teen was charged with attempted murder and intentionally causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence.
He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (31 March).
A 19-year-old woman was also arrested and interviewed. She was released pending further investigation by police.