Neighbourly dispute results in charges laid

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Police were called to a property in Middleton last night at around 10.20pm to respond to a dispute between neighbours on Wards Court.

A woman and man had attended a neighbouring property, the woman allegedly crashed a vehicle into the neighbours shed, and the man allegedly injured the neighbour with a chainsaw.

The 59-year-old male neighbour received significant wounds to his arms and was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a serious condition.

A 52-year-old woman and 60-year-old man were taken into custody and were assisting police with their enquiries.

Police would like to reassure the community this was an isolated incident linked to an ongoing dispute between people known to each other.

Police have confirmed that a 55-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman have been charged with Committing an act intended to cause Grievous Bodily Harm and are expected to appear in court at a later date.

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