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Man Attacked with Samurai Sword to Steal Cell Phone

It is unbelievable that some is willing to injure and maim someone else simply to steal his cell phone:

A WEST Australian man has been charged after allegedly chopping off another man’s finger with a samurai sword.

Police said a 24-year-old man had been charged over an attack in a park at Mandurah, south of Perth, last month.

A 22-year-old man lost a finger from his left hand when he was struck by a samurai sword, police spokesman Ian Hasleby said.

“The victim told Peel detectives he was sitting on a park bench around 6pm (WST) when he was approached by the offender, who produced a samurai sword and swung the weapon, striking his hand,” Mr Hasleby said.

“He allegedly punched the 22-year-old Mandurah man to the mouth and stole his phone and left.

“The injured man was admitted to hospital and doctors were unable to reattach his finger.”

The 24-year-old was charged by detectives yesterday with grievous bodily harm and stealing.

He will appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.  [AAP]